Unexpected news just came out about the raise to Florida's personal needs allowance from $105/month to $130/month. Both Florida's House and Senate passed the 2018 and 2019 budgets to include this increase to Florida's seniors and the governor is expected to sign the budget.
When a single person is in the nursing home on Medicaid, the recipient must generally pay his or her income to the facility as part of their patient's responsibility. The portion the patient is allowed to keep is his or her personal needs allowance. The personal needs allowance is used to help pay any additional costs the patient may have, such as haircuts, clothing and toiletries. Medicaid pays for all other medical expenses.
This is great news for Florida's seniors!
If you want to learn more about income and Medicaid for Florida, please see this webpage.