Medicaid Spend Down
The process of spending assets down to allowable levels to allow you to become eligible for Medicaid. Allowable asset amounts and spending timelines are determined by the state in which the applicant resides.
Medicaid Spend Down Articles
A Prepaid Funeral Plan Should Be Part of Your Medicaid Spend-Down
Money paid for advance funeral planning can be an exempt expense under Medicaid rules. Learn more about how preplanning a funeral can help you qualify for Medicaid.2 Comments
Spending Down to Medicaid Doesn’t Have to Impoverish Both Spouses
Medicaid spend down rules for married couples are different, depending on where each spouse is living. Known as the "community spouse," couples where one spouse still lives at home can often keep more assets.21 Comments
Can I hide money from Medicaid, so mom can leave her kids an inheritance?
Hiding assets by not reporting them to Medicaid is illegal and considered fraud against the state, with both civil and criminal penalties.5 Comments
“Spending Down” to Medicaid: One Caregiver’s Personal Journey
For many families, navigating Medicaid eligibility seems complicated and the spend down process is one of the trickiest parts. Use this caregiver’s experiences to inform your own Medicaid planning strategy.85 Comments
Medicaid Spend Down Questions
Need input on sharing a home with MIL and Medicaid look back period.7 Comments
Looking ahead: final expenses and Medicaid. Any advice?1 Comment
How did you "spend down"?4 Comments
Living in a Assisted Living Facility is expensive. Can paying these costs be considered "Spending Down" for Medicaid?4 Comments