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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-1663



Income and Resource Limits for Spouse Living in the Community when the Other Spouse Is Institutionalized

[28 Pa.B. 5174]

   The Department of Public Welfare increased the income and resource limits described at 55 Pa. Code §§ 181.452(c)(2)(iv), 178.124(a)(3)(i) and 178.124(a)(3)(ii) effective January 1, 1998, as required by 42 U.S.C.A. § 1396r-5.

   The regulations at 55 Pa. Code §§ 181.452(c)(2)(iv), 178.124(a)(3)(i) and 178.124(a)(3)(ii) establish the basis for determining the Monthly Community Spouse Maintenance Need Amount and the maximum and standard Community Spouse Resource Standard for the Categorically Needy Nonmoney Payment Medical Assistance (NMP-MA) and Medically Needy Only Medical Assistance (MNO-MA) Programs. These standards are required to be published annually in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and are available to the public upon request at the county assistance offices.

   Effective January 1, 1998, the amounts are:

Maximum Community Spouse
   Resource Standard
Standard Community Spouse
   Resource Standard
Maximum Monthly Community Spouse
   Maintenance Need Amount
$  2,019


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1663. Filed for public inspection October 9, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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