Medicaid rules in Illinois are changing to help Community Spouses in Illinois !

In 2012, Illinois froze its rates for spouses of individuals who receive Medicaid-funded, long-term care at $2,739 per month, so those spouses are not receiving an annual bump in the calculation of potential Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA). The federal maximum for 2022 is $3,435.00.

At that same time in 2012, Illinois set the Community Spouse Resource (CSR) for a spouse at $109,560. Other states have let the limit increase to the federal maximum which is indexed to inflation. At this point we expect the Illinois asset limitation to increase to by least $ 2,784 each year beginning in 2024 for the next 10 years then it will go to the federal maximum at that time.

On Friday the Illinois Governor signed house bill 4343 which will now set the limits at the federal maximum which is indexed to inflation for the Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) beginning in January 2023.

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