Since Medicaid will not cover monthly telephone and cable TV bills, if we "advance pay" to those accounts, is that a legitimate spend down expense?

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A spend down question regarding medicaid. We are in the process of completing the application for both of my parents to apply for medicaid. Since medicaid will not cover monthly telephone and cable tv bills, if we "advance pay" to those accounts, is that a legitimate spend down expense?

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Marysg,

Read this article here for your Medicare Spend Down question. It should help you figure out what you can and can't do.

"Spending Down" to Medicaid: One Caregiver's Personal Journey
https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/Spending-Down-to-Medicaid-133289.htm

Best of Luck :)

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