New York State Funeral Directors Association

2017 Medicaid Resource Levels*

  • 1 person household - $ 14,850
  • 2 person household - $ 21,750

Excludes irrevocable burial account, house, car, life insurance with face value of $1500 or less. Currently, a Medicaid recipient residing in a nursing home may also retain $50 of monthly income as a personal needs allowance for any personal expenses not covered by Medicaid.

2017 SSI Resource Levels *

  • $2,000 for individuals
  • $3,000 for couples

Excludes irrevocable burial account, house, car, life insurance with face value of $1500 or less.

*Both Medicaid/SSI Resource limits are adjusted annually, and are confirmed by the Office of Health Insurance Programs.