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New Medicaid Figures for 2009

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the community spouse resource allowances (CSRA) and the maximum monthly maintenance needs allowance for 2009.

The new minimum CSRA is $21,912 and the new maximum is $109,560.

The new maximum monthly maintenance needs allowance is $2,739.

The minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance remains $1,750 until July 1, 2009.

The new figures are effective January 1, 2009, and reflect an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 4.9 percent from September 2007 to September 2008.