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No Increase in Spousal Allowances under Medicaid for 2010

The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that there will be no change in the Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA) nor the Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MaxMMNA) for 2010. These amounts are what a community spouse may keep in assets or is allowed to have as income, when the other spouse is in a nursing home on Medicaid. The figures are tied to inflation and adjusted yearly by CMS. Since the government inflation figures were less than zero for this year, there will be no adjustment for next year.

  • The CSRA for 2010 will be $109,560
  • The MaxMMNA for 2010 will be $2,739
  • The Minimum MMNA is adjusted in July each year and it remains $1,821.25 until July 2010.