Key Medicaid Figures for Pennsylvania

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HOME EQUITY LIMIT

$595,000

The state Medicaid program will not cover long-term care services for those with home equity above this limit, with certain exceptions.

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Estate Recovery

YES - he state has expanded the definition of "estate" beyond the probate estate.

YES - the state has included a hardship provision in

its estate recovery plan.

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PROTECTIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY SPOUSE

Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA):

Minimum: $25,728
Maximum: $128,640

Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance:

 

Minimum: $2,113.75
Maximum: $3,216

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TRANSFERS

$10,732.83 ($352.86 per day)
 

Figure used to calculate transfer penalties

YES - a Long-Term Care Partnership program has been implemented.

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INCOME

$45
 

Monthly personal needs allowance for nursing home residents

NO - PA is not an "income cap" state.

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ASSETS

$2,400
 

Resource limit for Medicaid recipients

NO - IRAs and other retirement plans are not protected (noncountable)