2008 Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act Spousal Impoverishment CAPS by eot15664

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									                        State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
                        Department of Health Care Services

SANDRA SHEWRY                                                                               ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
    Director                                                                                        Governor




     November 7, 2007




     TO:            ALL COUNTY WELFARE DIRECTORS            Letter No.: 07-22
                    ALL COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
                    ALL COUNTY MEDI-CAL PROGRAM SPRCIALISTS/LIAISONS
                    ALL COUNTY HEALTH EXECUTIVES
                    ALL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORS
                    ALL COUNTY QMB/SLMB/QI COORDINATORS

     SUBJECT:       2008 MEDICARE CATASTROPHIC COVERAGE ACT SPOUSAL
                    IMPOVERISHMENT CAPS



     The purpose of this letter is to provide County Welfare Departments with the new
     maximum income and property caps under the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act.
     Effective January 1, 2008, the community spouse resource allowance is $104,400. The
     new maximum spousal income allocation/minimum monthly maintenance need
     allowance is $2,610 per month.

     If you have any questions on this issue, please call Mr. Bob Laederich regarding
     property, at (916) 552-9486, or Mr. Dave Rappolee regarding income, at (916)
     552-9517.

     Original signed by

     Vivian Auble, Chief
     Medi-Cal Eligibility Division




            Medi-Cal Eligibility Division, MS 4607, P.O. Box 997417, Sacramento, CA 95899-7417
                             (916) 552-9430 Fax (916) 552-9478
                             Internet Address: www.dhcs.ca.gov

								
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