We are both over 70 and planning marriage. Both have grown children. We both have savings which will be kept separate(not co-mingled). If one of us exhausts savings through nursing home expense can he/she obtain medicare help without having to first use the other spouses savings?
2 Answers from Attorneys
The rules regarding Medicaid are complex and I would consult an attorney who can help you with your partricular situation.
In general they would look at both spouse's assets in determing medicaid eligibiity.
There are some protections for spouses who remarry. It would be important to look at the amount of your assets to determine them. I strongly suggest you consult with an attorney on this matter.
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