He has dementia Atzheimer's and diabetes. Have elder lawyer he now has mass health under Medicaid. I lease a car and rent an apt. We have nothing in bank. He spent his whole retirement monies gambling..question is I paid with his pension $500 medicaid wants $900 for bhai..how can I get that down so they won't eventually take my $15,000 life ins policy I have for burial? There is no other funds at all.
stefani, I have some idea of how extremely challenging and emotionally draining it is to see a spouse declining with dementia. On top of struggling with those conflicting and heart-breaking decisions to have to also face financial difficulties is overwhelming. My heart goes out to you. Hugs and well wishes to you.
Let go and move on...ie you were married to a narristic addict who most likely treated you poorly. Divorce?
Just put in appeal to medicaid. .can only pay 500$ month to. NH
rent 1180$ electric 200$
Do you have income other than your husband's pension? Are you on social security?
I don't think medicaid will go after a burial insurance policy although they might go after a usual life insurance policy.