“Information Bits from the Boss: Samantha provides brief answers to clients frequently asked questions”
What if my spouse needs long-term care and my income alone is insufficient to pay for my everyday needs?
Pennsylvania does allow the spouse that goes into the nursing home (institutionalized spouse), to divert his or her income to the spouse not in the nursing home (community spouse), if the community spouse has insufficient income to cover costs and expenses. We always encourage clients to make sure the community spouse has enough income coming in monthly to be able to pay for their expenses. If you have additional questions, please contact our office.