How much of my assets can be saved?
There are different limits on how much of your assets can be saved depending on if you’re a single person going on the Medicaid program versus a couple with one person going on the Medicaid program. For a single person, generally they can keep their non-accountable assets and also $2,000 in a bank account. For a couple, they have more options. They can also keep their non-accountable assets plus the spouse can also keep a community spouse resource allowance. Often, some of the institutions allows the spouse’s income can be diverted to the community spouse so that they can use that for their home care costs.