Updated Medicaid Figures for 2019

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) ordinarily releases updated figures for Medicaid qualification. Typically these updates are released in late summer and most importantly, they reflect the cost of living increases that all of us experience. For Medicaid recipients, the increases allow additional amounts to be used to pay for funerals or to allow a community spouse to retain additional amounts of their spouses’ income. The maximum spousal share is the maximum amount of countable assets that the at-home spouse is allowed to keep. For 2018, the amount was $123,600. For 2019, the maximum spousal share was increased in January to $126,420. This means that if a marrie

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