Nebraska Revised Statute 68-921

Chapter 68

68-921.

Entitlement of spouse; terms, defined.

For purposes of sections 68-921 to 68-925:

(1) Assets means property which is not exempt from consideration in determining eligibility for medical assistance under rules and regulations adopted and promulgated under section 68-922;

(2) Community spouse monthly income allowance means the amount of income determined by the department in accordance with section 1924 of the federal Social Security Act, as amended, Public Law 100-360, 42 U.S.C. 1396r-5;

(3) Community spouse resource allowance means the amount of assets determined in accordance with section 1924 of the federal Social Security Act, as amended, Public Law 100-360, 42 U.S.C. 1396r-5. For purposes of 42 U.S.C. 1396r-5(f)(2)(A)(i), the amount specified by the state shall be twelve thousand dollars;

(4) Home and community-based services means services furnished under home and community-based waivers as defined in Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1396;

(5) Qualified applicant means a person (a) who applies for medical assistance on or after July 9, 1988, (b) who is under care in a state-licensed hospital, a nursing facility, an intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities, an assisted-living facility, or a center for the developmentally disabled, as such terms are defined in the Health Care Facility Licensure Act, or an adult family home certified by the department or is receiving home and community-based services, and (c) whose spouse is not under such care or receiving such services and is not applying for or receiving medical assistance;

(6) Qualified recipient means a person (a) who has applied for medical assistance before July 9, 1988, and is eligible for such assistance, (b) who is under care in a facility certified to receive medical assistance funds or is receiving home and community-based services, and (c) whose spouse is not under such care or receiving such services and is not applying for or receiving medical assistance; and

(7) Spouse means the spouse of a qualified applicant or qualified recipient.

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Cross References

  • Health Care Facility Licensure Act, see section 71-401.