My father is very ill and may have to be placed in a residential home or long-term psychiatric facility. Will my mother lo...Read more
It depends on your income. Medicaid calculates what you need as monthly income based on a fixed formula (not necessarily what you really need). To the extent your own income is less than the amount they determine, you may keep your husband’s income to make up the difference. The balance of his income, less a small personal needs allowance, must be paid to the facility. If your own income exceeds the allowance set by Medicaid you do not need to pay the difference to the nursing home; you can keep all of your income no matter how high.
For more on Medicaid's income protections for the healthy spouse, click here.
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Margaret A. O’Reilly is an estate planning and elder law attorney with over thirty-five years of legal experience. Attorney O’Reilly graduated from Duke University with a degree in psychology, and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 15 y...
Jean Galloway Ball is certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a 1977 honors graduate of the National Law Center, George Washington University, and she did her undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1971. She is admitted to practice in Vir...
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