-The Community Spouse Resource allowance and the Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance for Community Spouse's of nursing home residents will be reduced:;
-Prepaid burial plan allowance lowered from $10,000 all-inclusive to $5847.00 plus burial plot;
- "Homestead in revocable living trusts" will no longer be considered homesteads and will not be exempt;
-Elimination of spousal refusal rules;
-Maximum prescription coverage of 4 prescriptions;
-Discontinuation of bed hold charges in nursing homes;
-Elimination of coverage when on hospice;
-"Determination of Need" raised from a score of 29 to 37;
-Home Health Services will be limited to post-hospitalization;
-Transfers to a pooled trust for persons of 65 shall incur a penalty;
In addition the Transitional Assistance and Assistance for Families with Children will be de-funded.
Please contact your legislators and the Governor NOW.
Please tell them that these budget cuts are at the expense of older adults and people who have a disability who have limited financial resources....
This is a crisis situation!
Locate your STATE representative
Contact Governor Quinn's office,