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Executive Committee:
Schmidt, Michael A    Chairperson
Evers, Erin M    Chair-Elect
Yazzolino, Whitney D    Past Chair
McNeil, Tim     Treasurer
Hyde-Patton, Kay     Secretary
Belcher, Kathryn M    Member
Bernhardt, J Geoffrey    Member
Blachly, Victoria D    Member
Broesder, Jason C    Member
Dickman, Don Blair    Member
Friedman, Jan Elana    Member
Owen, Stephen R    Member
Pacheco, Monica D    Member
Pixton, J Thomas    Member
Williams, Timothy L    BOG Contact
Shields, Matthew     Bar Liaison

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Important Elder Law Numbers:  Updated for October 1, 2014
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefit Standards
Eligible Individual $721/month
Eligible Couple $1,082/month
Medicaid (Oregon)
Asset limit for Medicaid recipient $2,000
Burial account limit $1,500
Personal needs allowance in nursing home (Note: for some veterans, the personal needs allowance is $90/month.) $60/month
Personal needs allowance in community-based care $160/month
Room & board rate for community-based care facilities $561

OSIP Maintenance Standard for person receiving in-home services

$1,221 |  SSI only: $736.00
Long Term Care Income Cap $2,163/month
Community Spouse Minimum Resource Standard


Community Spouse Maximum Resource Standard


Community Spouse Minimum Monthly Allowance Standard $1,967/month
Maximum Community Spouse Monthly Allowance $2,931/month
Excess Shelter Allowance Amount Above $590/month
Food Stamp Utility Allowance Used to Figure Excess Shelter Allowance $446/month
Average Private Pay Rate for Calculating Ineligibility for Transfer of Assets at less than Fair Market Value after October 1, 2010 $7,663/month
Hospital Part A deductible per illness spell $1,216
Skilled nursing facility co-insurance for days 21-100 $152/day
Part B premium (up to $85,000 single and $170,000 married couple): $104.90/month
Part B deductible $147/year
Part D Premium Varies by plan

* DHS amended OAR 461-160-0620(3)(c)(C) effective February 1, 2014, to increase the amount of the income deduction for a Medicaid recipient who gets in-home services. The need standard for a person who receives in-home services is now the OSIPM maintenance standard ($721 per month in 2014) plus $500, which equals $1,221 per month. Prior to February 1, the figure was $721 per month.

This rule change will affect the calculation of the pay-in or liability payment that a recipient of in-home services may be required to make to DHS. For married recipients, the rule change will affect the amount of income that is available to pay a community spouse income allowance.


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