Personal effects and household goods of less than $2,000 are exempt. Regardless of their value, exclude wedding and engagement rings and items required because of a person's medical or physical condition.
Personal effects are those items worn or carried by the client or having an intimate relation to the client such as clothing, jewelry, recreational equipment, and hobby items.
Household goods are those items normally found in the home such as furnishings, appliances, television sets, and dishes.
Personal effects and household goods of a resident of a Long Term Care Facility (LTC), Supportive Living Facility (SLF), or a Medical client applying for or receiving DoA Services and/or their community spouse, are excluded when determining the amount allowed as the Community Spouse Asset Allowance (see PM 07-02-22).
If personal effects and household goods of a resident of an LTC facility, SLF, or a Medical client applying for or receiving DoA services are not transferred for the sole benefit of the community spouse, apply the equity value in excess of $2,000 to the asset limit.