Spousal Impoverishment Standards for 2018

For those individuals receiving SSI or Medicaid, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its Spousal Impoverishment Standards for 2018.


Minimum Community Spouse Resource Allowance: $24,720

Maximum Community Spouse Resource Allowance: $123,600

Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $3,090


The minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance for the lower 48 states remains $2,030 ($2,536.25 for Alaska and $2,333.75 for Hawaii) until July 1, 2018.

Home Equity Limits:

Minimum: $572,000

Maximum: $858,000

Income cap Limit  $2,250

For CMS’s complete chart of the 2018 SSI and Spousal Impoverishment Standards, see the below link.