Beginning July 1, 2018 – New Medicaid Personal Needs Allowance
Written by: Christian N. Horde J.D. LL.M.
In Florida, nursing home residents who are on the Medicaid long term care program are allowed to retain a personal needs allowance. The allowance is generally spent on items or services that will solely benefit the Medicaid recipient. These often include: clothing, personal hygiene products, vitamins or supplements, beauty or barber shop services, co-pays for prescriptions not otherwise covered by insurance, eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.
Starting July 1, 2018, the personal needs allowance has been increased from $105.00 to $130.00 per month.
If you have further questions regarding Medicaid for you or a loved one please contact The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Our firm is well-versed with the numerous Medicaid rules and we will be happy to assist you.