When determining if the long term care beneficiary will be responsible for any medical expenses each month, a long term care maintenance need of $35.00 is deducted from the gross monthly income of the individual residing in the facility. The remainder of the income is considered the Medi-cal Share of Cost (SOC), which, like a deductible, is paid to the facility monthly. The facility bills Medi-Cal for the balance. A married individual can allocate all or part of their monthly income to the spouse at home. The allocation amount is based on the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) which is an amount predetermined by the State, and reevaluated annually to reflect increases in income. The Spouse at homes gross income is subtracted from this amount to determine how much can be allocated to them.