Medicare subsidies allow for applicants to have some money set aside for burial expenses in their assets.
How this burial disregard is treated by states when someone applies for Medicare Savings Programs can vary.
Learn more about the restrictions and what additional documentation may be required.
An asset test is a limit on or a set maximum amount of assets (sometimes called resources) a Medicare beneficiary can have to maintain eligibility for a specific benefit program.
This fact sheet explains how counselors count the burial disregard in considering eligibility for the Part D Extra Help (Low Income Subsidy) and Medicare Savings Programs (MSP).
States allow a $1,500 burial disregard; however, some apply this disregard in a more restrictive manner than others.