Are the eligibility rules for community-based Medicaid services the same as for nursing home Medicaid?
Yes, the eligibility rules for home and community based Medicaid services are the same as they are for nursing home Medicaid. The current income limit is $2,199 per month. The current asset limit is $2,000 for both programs. However the application process is different. To file for home and community based Medicaid you must first be placed on a waiting list and get to the top of the waiting list before you can make your application. For a nursing home Medicaid you may make your application as soon as you’re admitted into the nursing home.