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Key Medicaid Information for
Washington

Protections for the Community Spouse

Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA):
Minimum: $55,547
Maximum: $55,547 or 50% up to $123,600 if institutionalized.
Increased CSRA:
Permitted. Washington follows the income-first rule.
Annuities:
Actuarially sound annuities are permitted.
Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance:
Minimum: $2,030
Maximum: $3,090

Transfers

Figure used to calculate transfer penalties:
$9,525 ($313 per day).
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:
$58.43

Estate Recovery

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

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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Hammond and Associates, LLC, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate
Bethesda, MD

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Daniel N. Steven, LLC
Rockville, MD

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