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Pennsylvania Medicaid Numbers and Elder Law Statistics:

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, there are over 2,400,000 Pennsylvania residents over age 60.  More than 240,000 Pennsylvania residents are over age 85.  Out of the fifty states, Pennsylvania has the third highest percentage of elderly residents.   One in five older Pennsylvanians live in or near poverty.   The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) has been implemented in Pennsylvania.  Year 2014:  Pennsylvania Medicaid Numbers (This was page last updated on April 11, 2014)  Stay tuned for additional updates...

Personal Needs Allowance  $45 per month
MNO-MA Resource Limit       $2,400
NMP-MA and PDA Waiver Resource Limit    $2,000, plus a $6,000 asset disregard, effectively "$8,000"
NMP-MA and PDA Waiver Program Income Limit  $2,163 effective January 1, 2014
Home Maintenance Allowance  $743.10 per month (six month limit) since January 1, 2014.
Minimum Community Spouse Resource Allowance  

$23,448 effective January 1, 2014

Maximum Community Spouse Resource Allowance  

$117,240 effective January 1, 2014

Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance 

$1,939 per month, effective July 1, 2013

Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance

$2,931 per month, effective January 1, 2014

Excess Shelter Standard $582 per month, effective since July 1, 2013 
Utility Allowances  
Utility Allowance, including heat   $536 per month, effective since October 1, 2013
Utility Allowance, non-heating $278 per month, effective since October 1, 2013
Utility Allowance, phone only   $33  per month, effective since October 1, 2013
Medicare SNF Co-insurance amount  $148.00/day since January 1, 2013
Average Cost of PA Nursing Facility Care (Pennsylvania Medicaid Penalty Divisor) $8,766.39 effective January 1, 2014. ($288.21/day)  
Excess Home Equity Limit for 2014 is $543,000.