If you are a single person, eligible to Long-Term Care Medi-Cal and reside in a nursing home, you may keep $35 from your income for personal expenses plus any Medicare or insurance premiums (medical, dental, etc.) The remainder of your income will be used to pay the nursing home or Long-Term Care facility.
If you are married, eligible to Long-Term Care Medi-Cal and reside in a nursing facility while your spouse lives at home, you can designate some or all your income to your spouse at home. The amount you can designate depends on the income of your spouse. For more details on how much income you can designate to your spouse at home, please ask your eligibility worker.