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Purpose: This section describes determining available income for an SSI-related single client for long-term care and determining available income for legally married couples for long-term care services.
- See Available Income in Clarifying Information to establish what income must be counted in the eligibility determination.
- See Income Methodologies in Clarifying Information to determine separate and community income.
- For an institutionalized individual with a community spouse, first determine eligibility for CN LTC services by using the "name on the check" rule. If the individual is not eligible, then use the "community income" rule.
- When both spouses are institutionalized, assign one-half of the community income to each spouse unless doing so results in ineligibility for one spouse who would otherwise meet all CN program requirements as a single individual.