IM-119 09/20/02 INCREASE IN THE
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE INCOME LIMIT
FOR SINGLE INDIVIDUALS
|INCREASE IN THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE INCOME LIMIT FOR SINGLE INDIVIDUALS|
|Effective October 1,2002 Medical Assistance
non-spenddown income limit will be 80% of the Federal Poverty Limit (FPL),
currently $591.00, instead of the SSI maximum, currently $545.00. This
change was authorized by Senate Bill-4, passed in the 2001 Special Legislative
Session. Single individuals will now spenddown to $591.00 rather
than $545.00. This change does not effect couple cases, as the SSI maximum
for a couple is $817.00 (currently 82% FPL).
Effective October 1, 2002 all spenddown amounts must be even dollar amounts. When completing the budget (IM-30A) round the adjusted gross income (line 14) down prior to determining the spenddown. An edit will occur in IMU5 if a spenddown amount in field 35 is less than one dollar.