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Example 1: Mr. A is applying for AABD Medical. He has no income. His wife receives SSA of $500 per month. His wife is not applying for or receiving AABD Medical. Since Mr. A has no income and his wife is included in the standard, deduct one $25 income exemption in determining Mr. A's eligibility for AABD Medical.

Example 2: Mr. B is applying for AABD Medical. He has no income. His wife receives SSA of $500 per month. His wife is also applying for AABD Medical. Since both persons are applying and only one has income, deduct one $25 income exemption in determining both Mr. and Mrs. B's eligibility.

Example 3: Mr. C is applying for AABD Medical. He receives SSA of $600 per month. His wife receives SSA of $400 per month. She is also applying for AABD Medical. Since both persons are applying for or receiving Medical only and both have income, deduct two $25 income exemptions in determining both Mr. and Mrs. C's eligibility.

Example 4: Mr. D is a resident of a long term care facility. He receives SSA of $720 per month. His wife lives in the community and receives a pension of $450 per month. Beginning with the first full month Mr. D is a resident of the facility, he is the only person included in his standard. In determining his eligibility for medical assistance (Step 1 - see PM 15-04-04), allow one $25 income exemption. If he is eligible, no $25 exemption will be allowed in budgeting his income (Step 2 - see PM 15-04-04); the post-eligibility deductions in PM 15-04-04 will be allowed instead.