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

12/01/2003

No income and asset protections are provided for the spouses of persons receiving personal care services in their own homes. When spouses live together in a home, a spouse's income is counted in determining whether a person meets the income eligibility standard, according to SSI policy.

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