spend down

Definition of "spend down"
  1. The process of reducing personal assets, primarily through medical expenses, to meet the resource limit necessary to qualify for certain Medicaid benefits
How to use "spend down" in a sentence
  1. Because her savings were over the limit, she had to spend down to receive Medicaid.
  2. His medical costs helped him spend down to qualify for the program.
  3. A spend down approach was used to meet the Medicaid's eligibility requirements.

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