Are Married Couples Required to Spend Down One-Half of Their Assets in Order to Qualify for Medicaid?

The simple answer: No. In fact, there are couples who together have over $100,000 in assets (not including their home) and qualify for Medicaid without any spend down. How can this be? What about the “division of assets” and “spend down” people are always talking about? Medicaid law is quite complex and everyone’s situation is different. The following example is just one of the many ways in which some of our clients are able to qualify their spouse for Medicaid without spending a penny: Carol’s […]

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