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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-722


Income and Resource Limits for Spouse Living in the Community When the Other Spouse is Institutionalized

[29 Pa.B. 2621]

   (Editor's Note: This document was printed without its fiscal note at 29 Pa.B. 2336 (May 1, 1999). It is being reprinted here with its fiscal note.)

   The Department of Public Welfare (Department) increased the income and resource limits described at 55 Pa. Code §§ 181.452(c)(2)(iv), 178.124(a)(3)(i) and (ii) effective January 1, 1999, 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 (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 in the Pennsylvania Bulletin annually and are available to the public upon request at the county assistance offices.

Effective January 1, 1999, the amounts are:
Maximum Community Spouse
   Resource Standard
Standard Community Spouse
   Resource Standard
Maximum Monthly Community Spouse
   Maintenance Need Amount
$ 2,049


   Fiscal Note: 14-NOT-198. (1) General Fund; (2) Implementing Year 1998-99 is $443,000; (3) 1st Succeeding Year 1999-00 is $894,000; 2nd Succeeding Year 2000-01 is $933,000; 3rd Succeeding Year 2001-02 is $974,000; 4th Succeeding Year 2002-03 is $1,017,000; 5th Succeeding Year 2003-04 is $1,062,000; (4) 1997-98 $617.252 Million; 1996-97 $591.910 Million; 1995-96 $648.549 Million; (7) Medical Assistance--Long Term Care; (8) recommends adoption. The Department's budget contains sufficient funds to cover the cost of this increase.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-722. Filed for public inspection April 30, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]


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