The state of Florida has several Medicaid programs to help individuals who reside at home, in an assisted living or a nursing home.
Applicants must meet certain criteria – both medical and financial – to receive benefits.
Every person’s needs are different, and knowing which benefits one is eligible for is key to ensuring assets are not depleted to pay for long-term care.
Qualifications during and after Application Process
Important Florida Medicaid Facts:
- Medicaid applicant available asset limit in 2017 is $2,000.
- Medicaid applicant gross income limit in 2017 is $2,205.
- Community spouse available asset limit in 2017 is $120,900.
- Assets below the Medicaid limit one day in the month of application.
|Medicaid Applicant||Asset Limit||Income Limit|
|During application||Under $2,000||Under $2,205|
|After approval;||Under $2,000||Under $2,205|
|Community Spouse||Asset Limit||Income Limit|
|During application||Under $120,900||No Limit|
|After approval||No Limit||No Limit|