Legal Question in Elder Law in Ohio

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?

Asked on 2/03/10, 6:10 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Elizabeth Schmitz Elizabeth S. Schmitz Attorney at Law

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.

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Answered on 2/08/10, 6:22 am
Nancy Fioritto Patete Nancy Fioritto Patete, Esq.

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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Answered on 2/08/10, 8:30 am

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