WAC 182-519-0050 Monthly income and countable resource standards for medically needy (MN).
Effective September 7, 2015
- Changes to the Medically Needy Income Level (MNIL) occur on January 1st of each calendar year when the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues a cost-of-living adjustment.
- Medically Needy (MN) standards for people who meet institutional status requirements are in WAC 182-513-1395. The standard for a client who lives in an alternate living facility is in WAC 182-513-1305.
- The resource standards for institutional programs are in WAC 182-513-1350. The institutional standard chart is found at Long Term Care Standards.
- Countable resource standards for the noninstitutional MN program are:
- One person $2,000.
- A legally married couple $3,000.
- For each additional family member add $50.
- People who do not meet institutional status requirements use the "effective" MNIL income standard to determine eligibility for the MN program. The "effective" MNIL is the one-person federal benefit rate (FBR) established by SSA each year, or the MNIL listed below, whichever amount is higher. The FBR is the supplemental security income (SSI) payment standard. For example, in 2012 the FBR is six hundred ninety-eight dollars.