Spousal Impoverishment Amount Update
By Demetrice Williford, Staff, Advisory Services
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) issued a provider notice December 16, 2016 regarding Spousal Impoverishment.
Spousal Impoverishment Standards remain the same as they were in 2016 for January 1, 2017. The Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA) remains $109,560 which is the maximum amount of resources a resident can transfer to community spouse. The Community Spouse Maintenance Needs Allowance (CSMNA) remains $2,739 which is the maximum monthly amount a resident can give to a community spouse. Nursing facilities should explain Spousal Impoverishment Standards during the application process.