With the September 2018 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) announced in October, Pennsylvania ElderLawAnswers member Robert Clofine has made his now-annual prediction of next year’s Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment figures. In an email to his colleagues in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Clofine forecasts that the 2019 maximum community spouse resource allowance (CSRA) should be $126,420 and the minimum CSRA should be $25,284. The maximum monthly maintenance needs allowance should become $3,160.50. The income cap for waiver shoould be $2,313.
We’ll confirm Clofine’s calculations as soon as CMS issues the official figures, as well as Medicaid's home equity limits.