Medicaid Eligibility

The state of Florida has several Medicaid programs to help individuals who reside at home, in an assisted living or a nursing home.

Applicants must meet certain criteria – both medical and financial – to receive benefits.

Every person’s needs are different, and knowing which benefits one is eligible for is key to ensuring assets are not depleted to pay for long-term care.

If you are seeking legal representation or have questions about Medicaid, contact Prather & Swank, P.A. at 239-288-4315 or fill out our online form.

Qualifications during and after Application Process

Important Florida Medicaid Facts:

  • Medicaid applicant available asset limit in 2017 is $2,000.
  • Medicaid applicant gross income limit in 2017 is $2,205.
  • Community spouse available asset limit in 2017 is $120,900.
  • Assets below the Medicaid limit one day in the month of application.
Medicaid Applicant Asset Limit Income Limit
During application Under $2,000 Under $2,205
After approval; Under $2,000 Under $2,205
Community Spouse Asset Limit Income Limit
During application Under $120,900 No Limit
After approval No Limit No Limit