When one spouse is in a nursing home and applying for Medicaid, planning has to take into account the possibility th...Read more
Yes, that’s what it means – skip the hair care or hope for gifts. This “personal needs allowance” varies somewhat from state to state, and in many states it has not been raised in decades. Ohio seems a bit ungenerous. In Massachusetts, where I practice, the Medicaid agency is especially generous, letting covered nursing home residents keep $72.80 of their monthly income.
For more on how Medicaid treats income, click here.
Medicaid Rules, etc