Elder Law

Martha C. Brown, Esquire
Alicia Albus, Esquire

Updated Figures for VA, Social Security
and MO HealthNet:

Proposed VA figures, effective December, 2012

Surviving Spouse Benefit
Aid and Attendance $1,113
Housebound $ 851
Basic $ 697
Veteran Benefit
Aid and Attendance $1,732
Housebound $1,269
Basic $1,039
Married Veteran Benefit
Aid and Attendance $2,054
Housebound $1,591
Basic $1,360

Social Security Figures for 2013

SSI Benefit:
Single individual: FBR is $710 per month
Couple: FBR is $1,066 per month

SSI resource standards: no change:  $2,000 for single individual and $3,000 for a couple

Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) limit: $1,040; however, if applicant is blind, SGA is $1,740            

MO HealthNet Figures for 2013

Spousal Impoverishment:
Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA):  $1,892.00
Effective 7/1/2012
Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $2,898.00

Community Spouse Monthly Housing Allowance: $568.00
Effective 7/1/2012
Community Spouse Resources: 
Minimum Resource Standard: $23,184.00
Maximum Resource Standard : $115,920.00

Home Equity (for single person applicant in Missouri): $536,000.00
Personal Needs Allowance: $40.00