Individuals on Medi-Cal living in a nursing home may qualify for a little-known Medi-Cal deduction called the Home Upkeep Allowance (HUA). Right now, the HUA allows a person to keep an additional $209 a month of their income to pay for the maintenance and upkeep of their home while they are temporarily residing in the nursing home. With today’s skyrocketing prices, it is nearly impossible to maintain the upkeep of the home with just $209. AB 2823 would increase the allowance to the actual cost of maintaining the home, including mortgage or rent, and prevent the Medi-Cal recipient from losing their home. This bill is co-sponsored with Disability Rights California.

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