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Is my monthly social security check considered income as part of a $1600 spend-down allotted for medicaid?
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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Megan C :

Thank you for your question, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be happy to help you today

Megan C :

How are you doing?

Megan C :

Your spend down will include your social security check.

Megan C :

It includes all forms of income - all your income is included for purposes of calculating your medicaid entitlement.

Customer:

So, if the social security check is included- and is my only source of income, the spend down of $166 would be monthly?

Customer:

$1600

Megan C :

Yes, that would be correct

Customer:

are all expenses toward health care included, such as depends, pads, etc? What else could be spent down?

Megan C :

Anything that you need to care for yourself can be spend down

Megan C :

Rent, utilities, etc

Customer:

food? clothes? I live with my significant other, and have no rent or uility expenses

Megan C :

Yes, food and clothing would be spend down as well

Customer:

So, would we deduct a portion of the food bill, since it also includes feeding a 24 hour health care aide?

Megan C :

Yes, you would deduct that

Customer:

Just sent in the entire receipt and deduct 1/3 for my significant other?

Megan C :

Yes, that would be correct to account for that in your spend down

Customer:

any other suggestions?

Megan C :

That should cover it - anything you need for living - food, clothing, shelter, medical supplies, medicine, etc would count

Customer:

Thanks for your help

Megan C :

You're welcome

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