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Executive Committee:
Evers, Erin M    Chairperson
Hyde-Patton, Kay     Chair-Elect
Schmidt, Michael A    Past Chair
Pacheco, Monica D    Treasurer
Friedman, Jan Elana    Secretary
Belcher, Kathryn M    Member
Blachly, Victoria D    Member
Broesder, Jason C    Member
Dickman, Don Blair    Member
Dooley, Darin J    Member
McNeil, Tim     Member
Meisner, Anastasia Yu    Member
Pixton, J Thomas    Member
Yazzolino, Whitney D    Member
Heysell, R Ray    BOG Contact
Shields, Matthew     Bar Liaison

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Membership: 550

Important Elder Law Numbers:  Updated for July 1, 2015
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefit Standards
Eligible Individual $733/month
Eligible Couple $1,100/month
Medicaid (Oregon)
Asset limit for Medicaid recipient $2,000
Long Term Care Income Cap $2,199/month
Community Spouse Minimum Resource Standard $23,844
Community Spouse Maximum Resource Standard $119,220
Community Spouse Minimum Monthly Allowance Standard $1,992/month
Community Spouse Maximum Monthly Allowance $2,980.50/month
Excess Shelter Allowance Amount Above $598/month
Food Stamp Utility Allowance Used to Figure Excess Shelter Allowance $446/month
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 $163/month
Room & board rate for community-based care facilities $570/month
OSIP Maintenance Standard for person receiving in-home services $1,233
Average Private Pay Rate for Calculating Ineligibility for Transfer of Assets at less than Fair Market Value after October 1, 2010 $7,663/month
Burial account limit $1,500
Hospital Part A deductible per illness spell $1,260
Skilled nursing facility co-insurance for days 21-100 $157.50/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
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