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Here is a quick rundown of the current Medicaid and Special Assistance Rates in North Carolina as of January 1, 2018. Some other areas of this website may provide different numbers – these are the current and updated rates as of May 2018.

Thank you to Bob Mason for compiling this information in this original post.

Medicaid

  • Monthly divisor: $6,300 (eff 12/1/11 – remains effective as of 1/1/18)
  • Community Spouse Resource Allowance (effective 1/1/18)
    • Minimum $24,720
    • Maximum $123,600
  • Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (effective 7/1/17)
    • Base $2,030
    • Shelter Standard $609
    • Standard Utility Allowance $374
    • Dependent Allowance $677

Special Assistance

  • Base SA Program (10/1/09 – remains effective as of 1/1/18)
    • Maximum SA Rate: $1,182
    • Personal Needs Allowance $46
    • General Income Exclusion $20
    • TOTAL $1,248
    • Max Countable Income: $1,247.50 (due to rounding)
  • Special Care Unit Rate
    • Maximum SA Spec Care Unit Rate $1,515
    • Personal Needs Allowance $46
    • General Income Exclusion $20
    • TOTAL: $1,581
    • Max Countable Income: $1,580.50 (due to rounding)