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Applicant's gross monthly income cap, community spouse's asset cap change under new Medicaid guidelines

12-12-2017 - Effective January 1, 2018, Florida Medicaid has changed some eligibility requirements for long-term care Medicaid benefits:

  • The Medicaid applicant's gross monthly income cannot exceed $2,250.00 (was $2,205.00). If the applicant's income exceeds that level, a qualified income trust, composed solely of the applicant's income, must be established in order to qualify for eligibility. 
  • The "community" (well) spouse may retain up to $123,600 in assets (was $120,900.00), plus exempt and non-available assets.

Read details about eligibility for Medicaid benefits and how you can preserve your assets from the cost of long-term nursing care here


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