Yes, your mother will be Medicaid eligible as long as her funds remain under $2,000. The money can be used for anything that benefits your mother, whether for hairdressing, meal delivery, a Netflix subscription, and much more.
Medicaid’s Personal Needs Allowance
Learn more about Medicaid’s personal needs allowance for ways to enhance your mother’s experience in the nursing home. This stipend allows additional monthly funds to be used for things that Medicaid does not cover, but there are some restrictions. Be sure you understand them to avoid jeopardizing government benefits.
Since Medicaid rules are different in each state, questions about Medicaid can easily be answered by an elder law attorney near you.
Harry S. Margolis practices elder law, estate, and special needs planning in Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the founder of ElderLawAnswers.com and answers consumer questions about estate planning issues here and at AskHarry.info.