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Key Medicaid Information for
Illinois

Protections for the Community Spouse

Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA):
$109,560
Increased CSRA:
Permitted, with fair hearing.
Annuities:
Actuarially sound annuities are permitted.
Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance:
$2,739

Transfers

Figure used to calculate transfer penalties:
The actual daily rate of the applicant's nursing home multiplied by 30.
Has a Long-Term Care Partnership program been implemented?
Yes

Assets

Are IRAs and other retirement plans protected (noncountable)?
No
State’s resource limit for Medicaid recipients:
$2,000

Income

Is the state an "income cap" state?
No
Monthly personal needs allowance for nursing home residents:
$30

Estate Recovery

Has the state expanded the definition of "estate" beyond the probate estate?
No
Has the state included a hardship provision in its estate recovery plan?
Yes, but limited

Home Equity Limit

The state Medicaid program will not cover long-term care services for those with home equity above this limit, with certain exceptions.
$572,000

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