D Medical Assistants
The costs for employing any of the following are ALLOWABLE medical expenses for NA ONLY:
Home health aide
Dependent care service
When the participant provides two or more of the assistant's daily meals, an amount equal to the maximum NA allotment for a one person budgetary unit is allowable for NA only. (See Thrifty Food Plan)
NOTE The deduction for the meal-related expenses is the NA benefit in effect at the initial approval or when the deduction is first claimed. Update the deduction at the next scheduled renewal.
When the budgetary unit has assistant care costs that could qualify as a medical or dependent care expense, allow the cost as a medical expense.
Key the expense on EXPC using the ME Expense Code.