JONESBORO, Ark. - A federal judge in the Arkansas on March 13 held that annuity payments to a noninstitutionalized spouse are considered income to that spouse and cannot be counted when determining the eligibility for Medicaid long-term care benefits (Richard F. Jackson v. John M. Selig, in his Official Capacity as Director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, No. 3:10cv000276, E.D. Ark., Jonesboro Div.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34729).