Revision 12-3; Effective September 1, 2012
The expanded SPRA allows assets protection above the maximum SPRA set by federal law. The formula provides that the applicant can protect enough assets based on interest earned to create available income up to the minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance.
The SPRA is expanded by either the MEPD specialist via the individual's request and signature on Form H1275, Request for Expanded Protected Resource Assessment, or by a hearing officer via the fair hearing process.
There are two methodologies to determine the expanded SPRA. The date of the first continuous period of institutionalization determines which methodology to use to determine the expanded SPRA. Determine if the first continuous period of institutionalization was:
- before Sept. 1, 2004; or
- Sept. 1, 2004, or after.
Calculate an expanded institutional SPRA based on the month of entry into a medical care facility, not the date of application.