This release provides notice of the increase in the Family Maintenance Needs Allowance (FMNA). The FMNA applies to family members of persons in nursing homes (NH) or supportive living programs (SLP) and persons applying for or receiving services through the Department on Aging (DoA) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver.
Effective 01/01/15, the Family Maintenance Needs Allowance (FMNA) increases from $1,938.75 to $1,966.25. This new standardized amount used to determine the FMNA is based on the increase in the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
For active cases, use the new standard to recalculate the FMNA no later than the next scheduled redetermination (REDE).
[signed copy on file]
Gregory M. Bassi
Acting Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
Felicia F. Norwood
Director, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services