Effective July 1st new legislation in Connecticut changed the personal needs allowance residents receive when they are in a nursing home and on MedicAID.
The Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care recently reported:
“The monthly Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) for Medicaid nursing home residents will be reduced from $69 per month to $60 per month. This is the amount a Connecticut Medicaid beneficiary who resides in a nursing home can keep each month to cover the cost of personal items such as clothing, toiletries, telephone, cable TV, etc.
All other income gets applied to the cost of care, unless additional income is needed for a spouse living at home. The PNA for Veterans will be reduced to $150/month.”