Spend Down allows some people who have income above the allowed income level to qualify for MO HealthNet (Medicaid). The Spend Down amount is the amount of income that is above the maximum allowed. You can meet your Spend Down amount by:
- Making a monthly payment to the MO HealthNet Division (MHD);
- Applying medical expenses you have incurred; or,
- Using a combination of payment and incurred medical expenses.