WAC 182-519-0050

Effective October 20, 2012

WAC 182-519-0050 Monthly income and countable resource standards for medically needy (MN).

  1. Changes to the Medically Needy Income Level (MNIL) occur on January 1st of each calendar year when the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues a cost-of-living adjustment for that year.
  2. Medically Needy (MN) standards for persons who meet institutional status requirements are in WAC 388-513-1395.  The standard for a client who lives in an alternate living facility can be found in WAC 388-513-1305.
  3. The resource standards for institutional programs are found in WAC 388-513-1350.  The institutional standard chart can be found at http://www.dshs.wa.gov/manuals/eaz/sections/LongTermCare/LTCstandardspna.shtml

  4. Countable resource standards for the noninstitutional MN program are:

    1. One person $2,000.

    2. Two persons $3,000.

    3. For each additional family member add $50.

  5. For individuals who do not meet institutional status requirements, the income standard used to determine eligibility for the medically needy program is the "effective" MNIL.  The "effective" MNIL is the one-person federal benefit rate (FBR) established by SSA each year, or the MNIL listed below, whichever amount is higher.  The FBR is the supplemental security income (SSI) payment standard.  For example, in 2012 the FBR is six hundred ninety-eight dollars.

 

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