Senior Community Service Employment Program stipend constitutes wages for Medicaid eligibility.

Topic: Medicaid Eligibility, Decided by Judge Kennedy 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2013-10-22 
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Petitioner’s Medicaid benefits were terminated because a stipend, which she received from the Senior Community Service Employment Program under Title V of the Older Americans Act, put her over the income limit.  The stipend constituted a wage because (1) it is remuneration for personal services; (2) it constitutes a wage under Title V; and (3) federal regulations mandate that participants in the Title V program be paid wages.