Question: Are German reparation payments for Holocaust survivors Medicaid exempt?
Answer: Under federal and state Medicaid law, German reparations payments for Holocaust survivors are exempted from being counted as either “income” or a “resource.” By being exempt, these payments (1) are not counted when determining if a person is income-eligible for a particular program; (2) are not included in the income that must be turned over to the facility by the Medicaid recipient each month; and (3) are not counted towards the resource limits, which are $2,000 for the applicant/ recipient and no more than $117,240 for their community spouse.
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