Key Medicaid Information for 2017

Protections for the Community Spouse

Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA):Minimum: $24,180
Maximum: $120,900
Increased CSRA:As Permitted by Fair Hearing or Court Order
Annuities:Actuarially sound annuities are permitted.
Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: 

Minimum: $2,030.00 (lower 48 states)
Maximum: $3,022.50           

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Average monthly cost of nursing home care according to state:  $12,604.00

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Has a Long-Term Care Partnership program been implemented? Yes

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Is the state an income cap state?  

NO for Nursing Home Care; 
Yes for Connecticut Home Care for the Elderly.

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Income Cap:  $2,205

Estate Recovery

Has the state expanded the definition of estate beyond the probate estate?  Yes

Has the state included a hardship provision in its estate recovery plan?  Yes

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Home Equity Limit

The state Medicaid program will not cover long-term care services for those with home equity above this limit, with certain exceptions:  $840,000



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