Marriage and Medicaid

by Allie
(Indiana )

I was single when applying for medicaid and got accepted, but my fiance and I are planning on getting married in a couple of weeks and I'll be 20 weeks along already. What steps should I take to stay on medicaid? I don't work but he does and supports us both, his job is pretty good but his income also changes during seasons. I'm scared to lose medicaid because we probably couldn't afford it otherwise. What are my choices?

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Jul 15, 2011
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Not sure if not in a nursing home
by: Mo

Hi Allie, my medicaid expert sent me the following reply to your question:

"The income of the at-home spouse is not counted and will not affect the eligibility of the nursing home spouse. I have posted an article that discusses some of the other factors that an about-to-be-married couple should consider when facing the possibility of Medicaid, here: Marriage and Medicaid Issues."

If you are not in a nursing home, but rather just using medicaid to have a baby delivered then he's not sure the answer.

Sorry I can't help more. You can ask a local medicaid attorney or maybe call the medicaid office and ask them.

You could also pay a little bit and use the "Just Answer" box on this page Medicaid Questions.


Good luck!

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