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What Exactly Can I Spend Money on When Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid?

  • July 24th, 2019
Q
I applied for Medicaid for my mom, but now she has to spend down money in order to qualify. What exactly can I spend it on? Is there a limit on how much I can spend on bedding, clothing, etc.?
A

You can spend the money on anything for your mother. There is no limit. However, at some point the Medicaid agency may question whether the spending really is for your mother. For instance, how many sheets and blankets does she really need? One step many people take as part of their Medicaid spend down is to prepay for their funeral. For more information on spending down for Medicaid, click here.

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Last Modified: 07/24/2019

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