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Plainville MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Part 2 of 6
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
What is the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program?
Elders who are clinically in need of nursing home care and meet the asset limits detailed below qualify for the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program.
The Waiver program is funded by MassHealth and provides the following services: skilled nursing, home health aide, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and the wander response system.
What are the income and asset rules for Waiver Program?
Under the Waiver program, there is no income limit. However, if the elder’s gross monthly income exceeds the threshold of 300% of the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit ($2,163 as of 2014), he or she will be eligible for in-home services after meeting a deductible every six months. In other words, if an elder has gross monthly income of $2,163 or less in 2014, he or she gets to keep all of his or her income. In contrast, if the elder's gross monthly income is over $2,163 in 2014, some of his or her income ... more
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