You may qualify for assisted living financial assistance in Idaho if you’re eligible for the state’s Medicaid program. Generally, Idaho only provides assisted living assistance for people who can manage activities of daily living relatively independently and have minimal care needs. You’ll usually need a disability diagnosis to meet the Social Security Act eligibility criteria. 

Medicaid Eligibility

Idaho’s Medicaid program is open to adults over the age of 65 or with disabilities. You must be a U.S. citizen or legal non-citizen to qualify. Furthermore, you can only enroll in Medicaid and qualify for assisted living assistance if you live in Idaho.  

Financial Eligibility

You could be financially eligible for Medicaid coverage and assisted living assistance in Idaho if your household has a low or very low income. Furthermore, you can only qualify if you own assets below a specific value. Types of income and assets used to determine Medicaid eligibility in Idaho may include the following:

  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Pensions
  • Income from trusts, annuities or investments
  • Employment income
  • Social Security
  • Real estate, excluding the family home if your spouse stays living there or you plan to return home
  • Vehicles, excluding the first vehicle
  • Savings, certificates of deposit or investment accounts

Medicaid-eligible income and asset limits for adults with disabilities often differ from those for the rest of the population. The eligibility threshold may also depend on the amount of care you need to live safely in an assisted living community.