Nursing Home Medicaid resource limit must be raised to allow for maintenance of community spouse.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2015-06-15 
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The State is required pursuant to the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act to increase the resource limit for nursing home Medicaid where doing so would enable a nursing home resident’s non-institutionalized (or “community”) spouse to meet a monthly maintenance needs allowance, the amount of income necessary to assure that the community spouse had sufficient income available to her while her spouse was institutionalized.