If a Healthy Spouse Marries a Nursing Home Resident, Is the Spouse Entitled to the Resident's Social Security?
What happens if a Medicaid recipient in a nursing home marries a healthy bride? Is the new spouse entitled to any of the n...Read more
I would be very surprised if your father-in-law still must pay taxes now that he is in a nursing home since his contribution of his income to the nursing home should be treated as a deductible health care cost. So there should be no reason to continue to have the taxes deducted from the pension. The Medicaid agency accordingly included all of the income in determining what must be paid to the nursing home. To check on this you could consult with a local accountant or elder law attorney.
Local Elder Law Attorneys in Ashburn, VA
Attorney Samantha Simmons Fredieu is an associate at Hale Ball. Ms. Fredieu graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School where she was the symposium editor on the Vermont Law Review, a production editor on the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, and a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board. She has clerked for...
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...