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Income is not a medical assistance eligibility factor except to determine if a case has a spenddown. For all Medical Only customers, determine the amount of monthly nonexempt income using calendar months. Monthly nonexempt income minus allowable deductions equals countable monthly income. Compare countable monthly income to the AABD medical standard for the unit size.
Eligibility for medical assistance is determined in whole dollar amounts only. Drop cents from each amount during the eligibility calculation. This includes dropping cents from:
To determine monthly income, both earned and unearned, for persons who receive a payment once a week or once every 2 weeks:
The average weekly/bi-weekly amount may vary from month to month.
If a person who is paid weekly receives fewer than 4 checks during a particular month, or a person who is paid once every 2 weeks receives fewer than 2 checks during a particular month, use the actual amount received.
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