CPI is 30 consecutive days in medical facility or combination of two or more medical facilities. If the individual in one of these facilities is discharged home or to an adult care home during the first 30 days, there is no CPI. The CPI continues if the a/b is discharged from a medical facility but returns within 30 days.
An individual applying for or receiving Medicaid who
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The non-institutionalized spouse of an institutionalized spouse (home or in domiciliary). A community spouse who is approved for CAP remains a community spouse.
A portion of the total of all countable assets on the first day of month that the a/b began his first CPI):
Period of time assets are protected for the Community Spouse (CUSP). Approved recipients are allowed a period of time during which assets in the amount of the CSRA are excluded from reserve of the a/b regardless of who hold assets in their name. See MA-2231, Community Spouse Resource Protection, for instructions on determining the protection period for a Community Spouse.