Spousal impoverishment protections for the MAC and TSOA programs
Purpose: This section describes the how spousal impoverishment protections apply to a married person who applies for MAC or TSOA.
Use an ACES workaround to approve S02 or S08 coverage for SIPI MAC recipients, by coding the community spouse as a nonmember in the assistance unit. Code all resources over the $2000 resource limit on the spouse’s resource screens. Manually generate a notice to notify the applicant of the requirement to transfer all resources in excess of $2000 to their spouse prior to the first eligibility review.
Text to include with the letter: “We will review your case in (last day of review month). The amount of resources in your name must be $2,000 or less by the end of the review month. You can transfer any resources over $2,000 to your spouse. We will need proof of these transfers. See WAC 182-513-1660 for more information.”