With the September 2019 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) announced October 10, Pennsylvania ElderLawAnswers member Robert Clofine has made his now-annual prediction of next year’s Medicaid’s spousal impoverishment figures. In an email to his colleagues in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Clofine forecasts that the 2020 maximum community spouse resource allowance (CSRA) should be $128,580 and the minimum CSRA should be $25,716. The maximum monthly maintenance needs allowance should become $3,214.50. The income cap for waiver should be $2,349.
We’ll confirm Clofine’s calculations -- which have proven to be accurate in the past -- as soon as CMS issues the official figures, as well as Medicaid's home equity limits.