Hi, My wife is 51 years old, and has been diagnosed with ALS. We live in New York State. It will be a stretch, but if we were to qualify for Medicaid, I have a question about Spousal impoverishment I wonder if someone could help me with.
From what I have been reading it sounds like Spousal Impoverishment only kicks in when my wife is enrolled in managed long term care. I would love for her to never need MLTC, and get care for her exclusively in the home. Does anyone know if she gets home care rather than MLTC, does my income allowance still go up to $2,890? And regardless, what can that $2,980 be comprised of, just income I generate, or other?
Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!