Hope you are as excited about the New Year as we are. :o).

ALTCS updates some of their standards every January. As of January 1, 2015, the updated standards are as follow:


ALTCS Individual Standards

$2,199.00—ALTCS Monthly Income Limit

$2,000.00—Resource Limit


MSP Individual Standards

$   973.00—QMB Income Limit

$   973.01—$1,167.00—SLMB Income Limit

$1,167.01—$1,313.00— QI-1 Income Limit


Community Spouse Standards

$    4,398.00—ALTCS Monthly Income Limit*

25,844.00—Initial Resource Limit

23,844.00—Minimum Resource Allowance

$119,220.00—Maximum Resource Allowance


Community Spouse Monthly Income Allowance Standards

$1,967.00—Monthly Spousal Need

$   591.00—30% deduction from excess shelter expenses

$   341.00—Standard Utility Allowance

$2,981.00—Maximum Minimum Maintenance Needs Allowance


MSP Spousal Standards

$1,311.00—QMB Income Limit for couples

$1,311.01—$1,573.00—SLMB Income Limit for couples

$1,573.01—$1,770.00—QI-1 Income Limit for couples


Other Standards

$   109.95—Personal Needs Allowance

$2,199.00—HCBS Personal Needs Allowance

$   210.00—Home Maintenance Allowance

$   104.90—Standard monthly Medicare Premium

$     32.89—Medicare Part D Extra Help Subsidy