Medicaid Eligibility Numbers for 2011

Medicaid Eligibility: Single Individuals

Income limit is $2,022 per month or less. Interest income, veterans' benefits, annuity payments, dividends, pensions (including Civil Service), and Social Security are all part of income.

The Medicare Part B insurance premium (up to $96.40 for 2011), which is automatically deducted from Social Security benefits, is included as part of income.

The asset limit for nonexempt items is $2,000 or less.

Medicaid Eligibility: Married Couples

The community spouse if entitled to retain assets as a "community spouse resource allowance" or "CSRA." The CSRA is $109,560.

Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (adjustment July 1)

  • Basic allowance $1,822
  • Excess shelter $547
  • But MMMNA cannot exceed maximum of $2,739

Average Medicaid Cost Of Nursing Home Care In Colorado $6,394

Average Medicaid Cost Of Nursing Home Care By Region

Region I Counties: $6,914 per month

  • Adams
  • Arapahoe
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Denver
  • Jefferson

Region II Counties: $6,412 per month

  • Cheyenne
  • Clear Creek
  • Douglas
  • Elbert
  • Gilpin
  • Grand
  • Jackson
  • Kit Carson
  • Larimer
  • Logan
  • Morgan
  • Park
  • Phillips
  • Sedgwick
  • Summit
  • Washington
  • Weld
  • Yuma

Region III Counties: $5,915 per month

  • Alamosa
  • Baca
  • Bent
  • Chaffee
  • Conejos
  • Costilla
  • Crowley
  • Custer
  • El Paso
  • Fremont
  • Huerfano
  • Kiowa
  • Lake
  • Las Animas
  • Lincoln
  • Mineral
  • Otero
  • Prowers
  • Pueblo
  • Rio Grande
  • Saguache
  • Teller

Region IV Counties: $6,336 per month

  • Archuleta
  • Delta
  • Dolores
  • Eagle
  • Garfield
  • Gunnison
  • Hinsdale
  • La Plata
  • Mesa
  • Moffat
  • Montezuma
  • Montrose
  • Ouray
  • Pitkin
  • Rio Blanco
  • Routt
  • San Juan