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Key Medicaid Information for
New Jersey

Protections for the Community Spouse

Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA):
Minimum: $25,284
Maximum: $126,420
Increased CSRA:
Permitted. New Jersey follows the income-first rule.
Medicaid-compliant annuities are permitted.
Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance:
Minimum: $2,057.50
Maximum: $3,160.50


Figure used to calculate transfer penalties:
$10,458.77 ($343.85 per day)
Has a Long-Term Care Partnership program been implemented?


Are IRAs and other retirement plans protected (noncountable)?
State’s resource limit for Medicaid recipients:


Is the state an "income cap" state?
Yes. Income in excess of the cap must be transferred into a Qualified Income Trust (QIT).
Monthly personal needs allowance for nursing home residents:

Estate Recovery

Has the state expanded the definition of "estate" beyond the probate estate?
Has the state included a hardship provision in its estate recovery plan?

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.

Elder Law Attorneys who offer Medicaid Planning services in Ashburn, VA

Margaret O'Reilly

Margaret A. O'Reilly, PC
Herndon, VA

Alisa Macht

Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC
Falls Church, VA

Vera Golenzer

Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC
Falls Church, VA


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