A married couple is eligible for an assessment and division of assets when one member of the couple is HCB. Follow the policy outlined in section 1030.035.00 Divisions of Assets of the December 1973 Eligibility Requirements Manual.
If both members of a married couple are HCB, the couple is not eligible for an assessment and division of assets.
NOTE: When the HCB individual’s income is greater than the HCB income maximum, the couple is not eligible for a division of assets under HCB waiver criteria. In these instances, regular MHABD resource criteria for couples in their own homes and regular MHABD spenddown budgeting procedures apply.