Poverty is defined by comparing household income with the minimum income required for basic needs. People whose income is below the threshold are considered poor.
Federal and state programs help many older people with low incomes. These programs provide access to vital services like income support and health care.
The major source of public financing for long-term services and supports (LTSS) is the joint federal and state Medicaid program.
Grandparents and other relatives play an important caregiving role in family well-being. Support from extended family is especially vital in families with low incomes.
Several recent legislative efforts in Congress have included proposals that would cap the federal contribution (overall in a block grant or per person in a per capita cap) to Medi
Providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS) cannot ensure high-quality services without sufficient funding.
Medicaid coverage of long-term services and supports (LTSS) provides a safety net for vulnerable older people—and younger people with disabilities—who have low incomes and f
Under current Medicaid financial eligibility rules, individuals may not have more than $2,000 in assets.
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