How Is Income Treated When Applying For Medicaid?

We previously discussed the differences between assets and income in regards to applying for Medicaid. Now we will examine how Medicaid treats income. The information below is an abbreviated overview of individual income taken into account for eligibility under Medicaid. For married couples, both incomes are considered when determining Medicaid eligibility.  When the income is […]

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Medicaid’s Spousal Impoverishment Protection Law

The Spousal Impoverishment Protection Law applies for nursing home admissions occurring on or after September 30, 1989. Protection under the law applies to nursing home, in-home and community type care services under the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver. The purpose of the law is to allow the community spouse to keep some of the couple’s […]

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What Is The Difference Between SSDI And SSI

When applying for social security, it is important to understand which program you may qualify for. Social security has two main programs. The first program is known as Social Security disability income (SSDI). SSDI provides monthly income for those who are unable to work due to a disability. To qualify for SSDI an applicant must […]

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