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Minimum Monthly Maintenance Income Allowance

The Minimum Monthly Maintenance Income Allowance (MMMIA) is the amount of income the "Community Spouse" (the "well-spouse") is entitled to receive.  For Year 2015, this amount is set at $1,966.25 (updated 1/1/2015) per month.  The maximum is $2,980.50 per month.  These numbers have been updated as of January 1, 2015, and are effective through December 30, 2015.

The MMMIA consists of the well-spouse's gross monthly income, plus an amount diverted from the nursing home spouse's income in order to meet this minimum amount. 

The MMMIA can be increased through one of two mechanisms; either the Fair Hearing Process, or through a Court-Order.  The final allowance is determined through a complex calculation per Medicaid guidelines and rules.

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