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Florida Medicaid Changes Spousal Diversion Rules

06-18-2009 - Beginning July 1, 2009, the Florida Medicaid minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance increases to $1822 (up from $1750). This means that if an applicant for Florida Medicaid long-term care benefits has a healthy spouse whose income is under $1822, the healthy spouse may request that some of the applicant's income be diverted to him/her. Under certain circumstances, this spousal diversion can bring the spouse's income higher than $1822.00, but no less than $1822.00. If there is no spousal diversion, Medicaid places on limit on the income of the healthy spouse.See our Medicaid Planning section for details on eligibility requirements.

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