Persons whose countable monthly income and nonexempt assets are within the appropriate income and asset standards get Medicaid coverage without having to meet a spenddown. Assets are only considered for AABD Medical.
Enroll an AABD Community case in spenddown when:
- countable monthly income exceeds the appropriate Income Standard by at least $1, and/or
- nonexempt assets exceed the asset limit for the unit's size by at least $1, and
- the requirements in PM 17-02-04 are met.
Enroll an LTC or SLF case in spenddown when nonexempt assets and/or countable income exceed the like LTC or SLF charges by at least $1 at the greater of the private pay rate or the HFS rate.