Will my father lose his Medicaid if he gets disability?
A few weeks after my father turned 65 he suffered a massive stroke at work and is now paralyzed. He started to receive medicaid a few months after the stroke. We just realized that he also qualifies for disability from his insurance company at that time, Cigna. Right now he pays a spend down of $16 every month to.
Will he lose his Medicaid benefits now? Is it mandatory for him to accept the disability?
Or would the money just go to NY State as a spend down?
If any one can shed light on this I would really appreciate this.