If I get married will I lose my Medicaid benefits?

Q: When a 65 year old woman gets married can she lose her Medicaid benefits? My prospective husband does not make a good income.

A: Yes. Medicaid eligibility depends on income and resource and income and assets from one spouse can be attributed to the other spouse, in some cases. If you marry, your spouse’s income and resources could [but may not] cause you to lose Medicaid. Consult an elder law attorney to learn your options.

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