5163.33 [Renumbered from 5111.114] Deducting personal needs allowance from recipient's income.

(A) In determining the amount of income that a medicaid recipient must apply monthly toward payment of the cost of care in a nursing facility or ICF/IID, a county department of job and family services shall deduct from the recipient's monthly income a monthly personal needs allowance in accordance with the "Social Security Act," section 1902(q), 42 U.S.C. 1396a(q).

(B) In the case of a resident of a nursing facility, the monthly personal needs allowance shall be

not less than fifty dollars for an individual resident and not less than one hundred dollars for a married couple if both spouses are residents of a nursing facility and their incomes are considered available to each other in determining eligibility.

(C) In the case of a resident of an ICF/IID, the monthly personal needs allowance shall be as follows:

(1) Prior to January 1, 2016, forty dollars unless the resident has earned income, in which case the monthly personal needs allowance shall be determined by the department of medicaid, or the department's designee, but shall not exceed one hundred five dollars;

(2) For calendar year 2016 and each calendar year thereafter, not less than fifty dollars for an individual resident and not less than one hundred dollars for a married couple if both spouses are residents of an ICF/IID and their incomes are considered available to each other in determining eligibility.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Renumbered from § 5111.114 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 06-30-2005