Florida Medicaid Eligibility Requirements
There are several general requirements for determining an applicant’s Florida Medicaid eligibility. 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 $872 per month). The community spouse may keep up to $126,420 of assets.
- Monthly gross income must not exceed the Florida State Income Standard (currently $2,313 as of January 2019). However, only the income of the individual residing in a 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.
The Requirements must also be met for long term care institutional Medicaid as determined by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs CARES field office, and be placed in a Medicaid-certified facility to provide the level of care as needed.
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