Depending on the disability, a live-in aide may be allowed in the unit where the disabled tenant lives. Often, the aide is a family member who lives with the tenant. A live-in aide can only live in the unit where the person he or she is caring for lives. Therefore, the live-in aid must have a valid license from the state’s Board of Health. This license must be obtained from a licensed health care provider.
If a spouse is a live-in aide, the resident’s separated spouse may not be obligated to pay for the services of the live-in aide. The separated spouse can also provide income verifications that demonstrate that each person is financially independent and is not living with the resident for financial reasons. In this way, a live-in aide can be paid from the resident’s Medicaid Independent Choice Program. In addition, the spouse may be able to provide a letter of support from their employer stating that the services of the live-in aide were necessary.