WAC 182-513-1105 Personal needs allowance (PNA) and room and board standards in a medical institution and alternate living facility (ALF).

Effective January 1, 2019

  1. This section describes the personal needs allowance (PNA), which is an amount set aside from a client's income that is intended for personal needs, and the room and board standard.
  2. The PNA in a state veteran's nursing facility:
    1. Is $70 for a veteran without a spouse or dependent children receiving a needs-based veteran's pension in excess of $90;
    2. Is $70 for a veteran's surviving spouse with no dependent children receiving a needs-based veteran's pension in excess of $90; or
    3. Is $160 for a client who does not receive a needs-based vet­eran's pension.
  3. The PNA in a medical institution for clients receiving aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance or temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) cash assistance is the client's personal and in­cidental (CPI) cash payment based on residing in a medical institu­tion, which is $41.62.
  4. The PNA in an alternate living facility (ALF) for clients re­ceiving ABD cash assistance or TANF cash assistance is the CPI based on residing in an ALF that is not an adult family home, which is $38.84.
  5. The PNA for clients not described in subsections (2), (3), and (4) of this section who reside in a medical institu­tion or in an ALF, is $70.
  6. Effective January 1, 2018, and each year thereafter, the amount of the PNA in subsection (5) of this section may be adjusted by the percentage of the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for old-age, survivors, and disability social security benefits as published by the federal Social Security Administration. This adjustment is subject to state legislative funding.
  7. The room and board standard in an ALF used by home and com­munity services (HCS) and the developmental disabilities administra­tion (DDA) is based on the federal benefit rate (FBR) minus the cur­rent PNA as described under subsection (5)(b) of this section.
  8. The current PNA and room and board standards used in long- term services and supports are published under the institutional standards on the Washington apple health (medicaid) income and re­source standards chart located at www.hca.wa.gov/free-or-low-cost-health-care/program-administration/program-standard-income-and-resources.

This is a reprint of the official rule as published by the Office of the Code Reviser. If there are previous versions of this rule, they can be found using the Legislative Search page.