IM-19 01/30/01 INCREASE IN AVERAGE PRIVATE PAY NURSING RATE FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY CASES MANUAL REVISION #4: CHAPTER XI, SECTION IX, PAGE 20
|INCREASE IN AVERAGE PRIVATE PAY NURSING RATE FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY CASES MANUAL REVISION #4: CHAPTER XI, SECTION IX, PAGE 20|
|The average private pay nursing care rate
is increased from $1,725 to $2,513. Use $2,513 to determine the number
of months of ineligibility for vendor level services for applications taken
on or after January 1, 2001.
On Chapter XI, Section IX, Page 20, we have removed the obsolete reference to the 30 month maximum length of ineligibility and added clarification regarding transfer penalties that overlap. At this time, we are not updating Chapter XI, Section IX to include all of the changes per IM-42 of 1994 regarding transfers of property.
IM-42 changed the look-back dates, removed the 30 month maximum on the length of ineligibility, and made other changes. We remind staff to consult IM-42 when handling transfer of property issues.
CHAPTER XI, SECTION IX, PAGE 20If the worker is satisfied that the loan was bona fide it does not affect eligibility on the factor of property transfer. However, if the information does not permit the worker to arrive at this conclusion, the payment will be considered as if it were a gift, and thus is a transfer of property without fair and valuable consideration.
If the worker determines that fair and valuable consideration:
1.) Was received without regard as to the type or value of the transferred property, the claimant is eligible on this point.January 2001