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Jan 01

What your state lets you keep, effective 7/1/2017

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The table below gives the minimum assets and income each state allows nursing-home residents and their spouses to keep. The federal government sets new minimum and maximum amounts each year, but states can set their own minimum requirements at any level between the federal limits.

State Your asset allowance Your spouse’s minimum asset allowance Your personal monthly needs allowance Your spouse’s minimum monthly income allowance
Alabama* $2,000 $25,000 $30 $2,030
Alaska* $2,000 $120,900 $75 $3022.50
Arizona* $2,000 $24,180 $93.45 $2,030
Arkansas* $2,000 $24,180 $40 $2,030
California $2,000 $120,900 $35 $3022.50
Colorado* $2,000 $120,900 $50 $2,030
Connecticut $1,600 $120,900 $69 $2,030
Delaware* $2,000 $25,000 $50 $2,030
District of Columbia $2,600 $120,900 $70 $3022.50
Florida* $2,000 $120,900 $35 $2,030
Georgia* $2,000 $120,900 $30 $3022.50
Hawaii $2,000 $120,900 $30 $3022.50
Idaho* $2,000 $24,180 $40 $2,030
Illinois $2,000 $120,900 $30 $3022.50
Indiana $1,500 $24,180 $52 $2,030
Iowa* $2,000 $24,000 $50 $3022.50
Kansas $2,000 $24,180 $50 $2,030
Kentucky $2,000 $22,000 $40 $2,030
Louisiana $2,000 $120,900 $38 $3022.50
Maine $2,000 $120,900 $40 $2,030
Maryland $2,500 $24,180 $74 $2,030
Massachusetts $2,000 $24,180 $72.80 $2,030
Michigan $2,000 $24,180 $60 $2,030
Minnesota $3,000 $31,094 $89 $2,030
Mississippi* $2,000 $120,900 $44 $3022.50
Missouri $1,000 $24,180 $30 $2,030
Montana $2,000 $24,180 $50 $2,030
Nebraska $4,000 $24,180 $50 $3022.50
Nevada* $2,000 $24,180 $35 $2,030
New Hampshire $2,500 $24,180 $56 $2,030
New Jersey $2,000 $24,180 $35 $2,030
New Mexico* $2,000 $31,290 $58 $2,030
New York $4,150 $74,820 $50 $3022.50
North Carolina $2,000 $24,180 $30 $2,030
North Dakota $3,000 $120,900 $60 $2,267
Ohio $1,500 $24,180 $40 $2,030
Oklahoma* $2,000 $25,000 $50 $3,022.50
Oregon* $2,000 $24,180 $30 $2,030
Pennsylvania $2,400 $24,180 $45 $2,030
Rhode Island $4,000 $24,180 $50 $2,030
South Carolina* $2,000 $66,480 $30 $3022.50
South Dakota* $2,000 $24,180 $60 $2,030
Tennessee* $2,000 $24,180 $50 $2,030
Texas* $2,000 $24,180 $60 $3022.50
Utah $2,000 $24,180 $45 $2,030
Vermont $2,000 $120,900 $47.66 $2,030
Virginia $2,000 $24,180 $30 $2,030
Washington $2,000 $48,639 $57.28 $2,030
West Virginia $2,000 $24,180 $50 $2,030
Wisconsin $2,000 $50,000 $65 $2,333.33
Wyoming* $2,000 $120,900 $50 $3022.50

* These are “income cap” states. If your income is higher than $2,205 a month, you cannot qualify for Medicaid even after spending down all assets, unless you set up a Miller trust.

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