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If My Mother Lives with Me, Does My Income Affect Her Medicaid Eligibility?
My husband and I have cared for his mother for two years in our home. She now needs more extensive care and is going to apply for Medicaid. Does the amount of income earned by my husband and me affect her Medicaid qualification?
No, your income does not factor into your mother-in-law’s Medicaid eligibility. To be eligible for Medicaid, your mother-in-law must have no more than $2,000 in countable assets. Medicaid will look only at assets and income that are in your mother-in-law’s name—including jointly held assets. For more information about Medicaid rules, go here: http://www.elderlawanswers.com/medicaid-rules.