CT Homecare Program Eligibility –
- Aged 65 years and older
- CT Resident
- Functionally Eligible
- Financial Eligibility
Functional eligibility is determined based on Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s or critical needs). These activities are things we normally need to do to live independently which are: bathing, dressing, toileting, eating/feeding, medication management, and being able to transfer. A client is also assessed for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s) which are those activities related to being able to live independently but not crucial to your health such as housework, shopping, laundry, financial management, ability to use the telephone and the ability to travel from your residence, to name a few. These critical needs determine if the client is functionally eligible, the level of service they would qualify for in conjunction with
the financial level of eligibility.
Income and Asset Information
Gross Monthly Income The gross monthly income includes all income received by
the applicant on a regular basis like wages, pension, Social Security Income,
Veterans Benefits and Supplemental Security Income. The gross monthly income is
the total income before any deductions including deductions for Medicare
premiums. Count only the applicant’s income. If the applicant is married, do not
count the spouse’s income.
Income Limits There is no income limit for individuals who qualify for the state funded
CHCPE. The income limit for the Medicaid Waiver is $2,523.00 monthly.
Countable Assets All of the applicant’s countable assets must be counted in full. Assets owned
by an applicant’s spouse must be included in the total countable assets of the applicant.
Additionally, assets are considered to be owned by the applicant for any jointly held assets unless