By definition, the “community spouse” is the spouse of Medicaid recipient that is living in a nursing home. There is a certain amount of money the community spouse is allowed to keep without it endangering the recipients’ eligibility. This is where asset protection is important to explore with a qualified attorney. They can help with ways to help you protect your financial future while not running the risk of disqualifying the recipient.
2019 Guidelines Used to Protect the Spouses of Medicaid Applicants