How to Handle Households' Unanticipated Medical Expenses

You're probably familiar with HUD's requirement that you calculate elderly households' medical expense allowances at each recertification based on the households' medical expenses during the prior year. Generally, HUD says, the allowance covers households' “anticipated” medical expenses during the upcoming certification period. But sometimes your estimate may fall far short of actual expenses during the certification period, such as when a household member suffers a serious injury.

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