How do I get my husband on Medicaid? He needs to be placed in a nursing facility.

Q) How do I get my husband on Medicaid? He Social Security in 2019 was 28,116. I also get Social Security. He needs to be placed in a nursing facility but our insurance won’t pay for a nursing facility. How do I get the help to place him in a nursing home? Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Elsie.

A) Dear Elsie, I understand that you are looking for help in getting your husband on Medicaid so that he can be placed in a nursing facility. I am happy to help you with this.

Here are the steps on how to get your husband on Medicaid:

  1. Contact your state’s Medicaid office. They will be able to help you determine if your husband is eligible for Medicaid and what documentation you need to provide.
  2. Gather the required documentation. This may include your husband’s Social Security card, birth certificate, proof of income, and proof of residency.
  3. Complete the Medicaid application. You can do this online, by mail, or in person at your local Medicaid office.
  4. Submit the application and documentation to your state’s Medicaid office.
  5. Wait for your application to be processed. This can take several weeks.
  6. If your husband is approved for Medicaid, he will receive a Medicaid card. This card can be used to pay for nursing home care.

Here are some additional tips for getting your husband on Medicaid:

  • Start the process as soon as possible. The application process can take several weeks, so it is best to start the process as soon as possible.
  • Be prepared to provide documentation. The Medicaid office will need to see documentation of your husband’s income, assets, and residency in order to determine his eligibility for benefits.
  • Be patient. The application process can be time-consuming, so be patient and be prepared to provide the necessary information.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

NOTE: Each state governs their own Medicaid program and so the need for your husband’s nursing facility services is defined by your state. All states have their own established Nursing Facility level of care criteria. Please call or visit your state Medicaid office and fill out an application for your husband. You may also be able to fill out this application on your State Medicaid or social service website. According the website – Individuals with serious mental illness or intellectual disability must be evaluated by the state’s Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review program to determine if nursing Facility admission is needed and appropriate.

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