NJ Medicaid Key Figures - Starting July 2009

New Jersey Department Human Resources

The key figures for Medicaid eligibility are updated frequently.  These figures will determine if a person qualifies for long term health care to be paid under Medicaid, as well as what assets a spouse can maintain if one spouse enters a nursing home.  These figures change frequently, some on an annual basis as a result of inflation, and other by administrative action.  Unfortunately, they are not broadcast by the Department of Human Resources as frequently.  Here is where they stand as of July 2009:

New Jersey Medicaid Reference – July, 2009

Minimum Community Spouse Resource Allowance


Maximum Community Spouse Resource Allowance


Resource Allowance for an Individual


Resource Allowance for a Couple

(both husband and wife in a nursing home)


Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance


Maximum Monthly Maintenance  Needs Allowance


Monthly Personal Needs Allowance


Shelter Standard


Standard Utility Allowance

$411.00 – heating

$251.00 – non-heating

$29.00 – telephone

Divestment Penalty Divisor


Income Cap Amount


Home Equity Limit





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