Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Spousal Protection


There are no spousal income and asset protections for Medicaid state plan services, including Assistive Care Services. When spouses live together in a home, a spouse's income is counted in determining whether a person meets the income eligibility standard. However, if one of the spouses enters a residential care facility, they are each treated as an individual and the community spouse's income is not counted in determining eligibility.

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