If the applicant for Medicaid has a spouse, must the spouse’s income and assets be included?
The spouse is entitled to an income allowance of $2,898 and a resource allowance of between $74,820 and $115,920 depending on the circumstances. (2013 figures) The spouse is also entitled to keep the family home. Any income and resources above the spousal allowance might need to be spent towards the cost of care, but some or all can often be protected if the individual knows his/her legal rights.
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