An individual may not have assets that exceed $250,000. In determining assets, an additional $20,000 in countable assets will be excluded from the total. There is a cost-sharing formula based on countable assets and individuals may be asked to pay for a portion of their services.
The resource standard for a single individual is $2,000 and for a married couple it is $3,000. However, for certain married couples, if one spouse is receiving a home- and community-based services waiver and the other spouse is not and continues to live in the community, then spousal impoverishment provisions apply in which there are additional resource protections for the community spouse.