Georgia Medicaid’s Community Care Services Program (CCSP) is a program that is designed to help Medicaid qualified individuals wishing to live at home or in assisted living to do so if the cost of doing so is lower than that of a nursing home.
An Individual must first qualify for Georgia Medicaid, meeting residency, functional and financial eligibility requirements. The applicant must provide documentation from a doctor indicating that the individual requires the level of care provided in a nursing home.
The financial eligibility requirements include income limits and resource limits. For 2016, the monthly gross income limit is $2,199 and the resource of asset limit is $2,000 or $3,000 for couples. The asset limit excludes the applicant’s primary vehicle and the value of their home equity up to $552,000, provided the applicant lives in the home.
There are a number of benefits and services available under the program and they are determined on a case-by-case basis and applicants have the flexibility to select service providers, provided the service provider is qualified and willing to accept the Medicaid payment rates.
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