Personal Needs Allowance (PNA)

Created on: 
Oct 20 2015

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What is a personal needs allowance (PNA)?

This is the standard amount of income that an institutional client is allowed to keep to use for housing, clothing, personal items and other incidentals. This allowance is sometimes referred to as Clothing and Personal Incidentals (CPI). For more information see Apple Health eligibility manual – WAC 182-513-1380 Determining a client’s financial participation in the cost of care for long-term care (LTC) services. The PNA is deducted from the client’s countable income when determining their cost-of-care responsibility.

How is a personal needs allowance (PNA) determined?

A client’s PNA is calculated based on the clients living arrangement, authorized services and marital status. For more information see Apple Health eligibility manual – Long-Term Care Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) charts. When a client is in multiple settings during the month, the PNA used in the cost-of-care calculation will be the highest PNA the client was eligible for at any point during the month.

 

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