There are several general requirements for determining an applicant's Florida Medicaid eligibility. In order to be eligible for Florida Medicaid ICP Benefits, the applicant must meet all of the following general requirements:
- 65 years of age, blind or disabled.
- U.S. citizen or qualified alien.
- Florida Resident.
- An asset limit of $2,000, or $5,000 if
the applicant's gross income is less than $743 per month).
The community spouse may keep up to $101,640 of assets.
Monthly gross income must not exceed the Florida State Income
Standard (currently $1,869 as of January 2007). However,
only the income of the individual residing in the nursing
home is counted. If the individual's monthly gross income
exceeds this limit, it is possible to establish an Income
Trust to become eligible .
- Require institutional care as determined
by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs CARES field office,
and be placed in a Medicaid-certified facility with the
capacity to provide the level of care as needed.