WAC 182-514-0235

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 182-514-0235 Definitions.



The following terms are used in WAC 182-514-0230 through 182-514-0270:

"Categorically needy (CN) medical" - Full scope of care medical benefits. CN medical may be either federally funded under Title XIX of the Social Security Act or state-funded.

"Federal benefit rate (FBR)" - The payment standard set by the Social Security administration for recipients of supplemental security income (SSI). This standard is adjusted annually in January. Institutional standards and effective date can be found at: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/manuals/eaz/sections/LongTermCare/LTCstandardspna.shtml.

"Federal poverty level" - The income standards published annually by the federal government in the Federal Register found at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtml. Institutional standards and effective date can be found at: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/manuals/eaz/sections/LongTermCare/LTCstandardspna.shtml.

"Legal dependent" - A minor child, seventeen years of age and younger, and an individual eighteen years of age and older claimed as a dependent for income tax purposes; or a parent of either the applicant or the applicant's spouse claimed as a dependent for income tax purposes; or the brother or sister (including half and adoptive siblings) claimed by either the applicant or the applicant's spouse as a dependent for income tax purposes.

"Medical institution" See WAC 182-500-0050.

"Medically needy income level (MNIL)" - The standard used by the agency to determine eligibility under the medically needy medicaid program. The effective MNIL standards are described in WAC 182-519-0050.

"Medically needy (MN)" See WAC 182-500-0070.

"Personal needs allowance (PNA)" - An amount designated to cover the expenses of an individual's clothing and personal incidentals while living in a medical institution, inpatient psychiatric facility, or institution for mental diseases. PNA standards are found at: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/manuals/eaz/sections/LongTermCare/ltcstandardsPNAchartsubfile.shtml.

"Spenddown" See WAC 182-500-0100.

"Title XIX" See WAC 182-500-0105.

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