5000 - Resources (Not Applicable To Family Medical, MA, Medicaid Poverty Level (Title 19) and Title 21)

 

Resources include real and personal property (other than income). Real property consists of such assets as land, buildings, homes and life estates. Personal property consists of all property other than real estate including cash assets, vehicles, and household goods.

 

A household's resources at the time the household applies, and any changes in resources reported prior to the processing of the application, shall be used to determine the household's eligibility.


The value of a nonexempt resource, with the exception of vehicles, shall be the client's equity in the resource. Equity is defined as fair market value less encumbrances.

 

5100 MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE RESOURCE LIMITS

 

5110 Cash Assistance - The maximum allowable nonexempt resources of all members of the mandatory filing unit shall not exceed two thousand dollars two hundred and fifty ($2,250). This limit applies to the applicant/recipient and all persons for whom he is legally responsible unless the resources are unavailable. There is no resource limit while receiving the Work Incentive payment. Resources over $2,250 should be coded exempt (XA on LIRE and OTAP) on the KAECSS S system until the Work Incentive payment ends. At the conclusion of the Work Incentive payment, change coding so resources will be counted in the eligibility determination for cash and food assistance.

 

5120 Food Assistance - The maximum allowable nonexempt resources of all members of the household shall not exceed $3250 for all households with at least one member age 60 or over or with at least one member who is considered disabled for purposes of the Food Assistance Program (see definition of "disabled" in Appendix X-6). The maximum allowable nonexempt resource limit of $2,250 applies to all other households. This limit applies to all household members, including disqualified and excluded individuals in the household.

 

NOTE: The above resource limits do not apply to food assistance recipients who also receive TANF (including the Work Incentive payment), or SSI. Refer to 5430 (21).

 

5130 Medical Assistance - The maximum allowable nonexempt resources of all members of the assistance family group shall not exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000) for one person and three thousand dollars ($3,000) for two or more persons who are in the family group (excluding SSI recipients). For the QWD program, an individual may own nonexempt resources up to 2 times these allowable standards. In the QMB, LMB, and Expanded LMB programs, the resource limit shall not exceed $7,280 for a single individual or $10,930 for a couple. In the Working Healthy program, the maximum allowable nonexempt resources shall not exceed fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for any size family group.

 

In addition to the resource amounts listed above for the MS, Working Healthy, QMB and LMB programs, an additional resource disregard shall be allowed in an amount equal to the total benefits paid out under a Qualified Long Term Care Insurance Partnership policy for that individual.

 

In determining SI eligibility, the $2,000/$3,000 standards are applicable where a countable trust arrangement exists in accordance with 2631 and 5620.

There is no resource test for children and young adults under the age of 21 seeking coverage under the CI or MS programs.

 

5140 Child Care – The maximum allowable non-exempt resources of all members of the family group shall not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000). This limit applies to all persons who are included in the child care case.

 

Note: The above resource limits do not apply to child care cases in which the only children receiving child care assistance are also receiving TANF or SSI.