My Dad, in Ohio, is finally giving in after a 10 year battle, and entered Hospice last Friday, it's New Year Day today. With the Holiday I am having no luck getting help. No one is working.
My Mom was a stay at home, old school wife all their 53 years together and has only $300/mo in SS.
By my estimation the "spousal allowance" Medicaid would give her is approx $600 less per month then they get now. She can't live on that too long. He's only expected to live weeks.
If he dies on Medicaid in the NH, and they have NO assets the State can take in MERPS (they don't) when she applies for his SS as Death Benefit will she still only get the reduced amount?
If so, we will somehow have to care for him at home. Though I don't know how, and I have only 2 days until he is discharged... :-O
Please help. I have looked everywhere for this info.
(I was only informed 17hrs ago!!)
Thank you so much!!