Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Staying on Medicaid After Marriage

Medicaid eligibility is based on income. Marriage and the resulting change in income may make someone ineligible. This is a guide about staying on Medicaid after marriage.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

0 found this helpful
April 21, 2017

I recently got married and we had a child in February. I am on Medicaid and my husband makes $54,000 (gross income) yearly. Would my daughter and I still be eligible for Medicaid?

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
April 21, 20170 found this helpful

The answer would most likely be no but you should check with medicaid to be sure. Legally, you most likely should have already notified medicaid about your present family situation as using medicaid may make you responsible for any payment they make after your situation changed.

You do not say how long you have been married or if you used medicaid after you got married but you should be very careful as this is a government agency and they have very strict rules.

Also, does your husband have health insurance? Has he placed you and your child on his coverage?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Most likely not. Your state should have a website that gives the income guidelines. If he has insurance, by law you are required to use it rather than medicaid and he would have have to have added you within 30 days of the marriage, or within 30 days of your medicaid stopping.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Medicaid can consider your "household" income, which can include your spouse's income, so the answer could be that you will make too much money to qualify.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 21, 20170 found this helpful

If you do not have a job, your husbands company should be covering you free or at a lower cost as well as your child.

You are supposed to update Medicaid of your recent marriage status. And since the income he makes is enough - no longer low income.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
April 21, 20170 found this helpful

Was your daughter born before you got married? If not, I HIGHLY suggest you consult an attorney before you call medicaid. Once you got married your rights substantially changed in every financial situation imaginable, and you need to stop taking any medicaid benefits for you and your daughter until you are told whether or not you're still covered, or you and your husband could be looking at HUGE bills.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 22, 20170 found this helpful

No, that is too much income to be eligible.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 22, 20170 found this helpful

possibly

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

0 found this helpful
December 31, 2008

Marriage after Medicaid in Florida: My fiance and I are engaged when we found out I am expecting. I chose to get on Medicaid since I work part time and job doesn't provide health insurance and we did not have a date set for marriage. He wanted to get me on his insurance but could not be done because we are not married. I did get Medicaid and WIC.

Ad


I wanted to know if I would be penalized in some way, by staying on Medicaid after marriage. Would they check on that later in the state of Florida or not? I couldn't find anything on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Terri from Florida

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
Anonymous
January 1, 20090 found this helpful
Best Answer

For the sake of your baby's health just wait until after your baby's birth to get married and maybe even for a year after if necessary. Although untimely, what has happened has happened and you both need to think of your little one having a good and healthy beginning. Commitment to each other in the heart is much more important than a hastily signed piece of paper in order to be/appear proper.

After the birth, should you plan to marry right away, you will need to find out how long it will be before your baby is covered on his policy. Talk to your case worker now and in the future honestly about your complete situation and questions. Weigh the options carefully before making a decision.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
January 1, 20090 found this helpful

my advice, dont get married.. let medicaid pay for the cost of the delivery..you can qualify for so much help as long as the two of you dont get married..maybe later when the baby gets older and your on your feet and you love each other then get married..you dont need a piece of paper to prove you love each other..

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 1, 20090 found this helpful

I was on medicaid and Wic while I was married and preg. Wic will help you with milk cheese and eggs and a few other things then they will help with the formula when the baby is born or they will change your couchers to give you more things if your breast feeding. Also I was able to be on medicaid while I was preg cause they go off of income. now if your boyfriend makes to much that will hurt you but you have to remember they will go off of whoever is living in the house weather your married or not.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
January 1, 20090 found this helpful

Puerto Rico is not another country. Puerto Ricans are American citizens.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 2, 20090 found this helpful

WIC kept me on six months after a miscarriage, I believe they treat you as an individual from the git-go, and any increase in financial aspect is ok. MedicAid will keep you on but becomes a secondary insurance. A supplement to your New Insurance policy.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 2, 20090 found this helpful

WIC kept me on six months after a miscarriage, I believe they treat you as an individual from the git-go, and any increase in financial aspect is ok. MedicAid will keep you on but becomes a secondary insurance. A supplement to your New Insurance policy.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 6, 20090 found this helpful

I don't know about Florida but here in MA as long as you are pregnant you would be covered by his insurance because they're taking care of the baby. And the baby would be covered as soon as he or she is born. Definitely look into that.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 8, 20090 found this helpful

Don't know about Nedicaid, but I was pregnant when I switched from my insurance to my husbands and they took me, I was concerned as being flagged as a "pre existing condition" so I called and asked lots of questions. You need to get on the phone and get married and make it happen! Good luck.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 15, 20090 found this helpful

Yes, they will cut your food stamps and make your boyfriend get info from his boss, but they will not take medicade away. I lived in FL and had 3 children on medicade and as long as your honest with them, he will not have to pay it back. Unless hes a very very well off guy, or if not working, they'll make him get a job which wouldn't hurt anyway, so honesty is the best policy.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 20, 20090 found this helpful

I live right at the poverty line. I don't get medicaid or food stamps. It gets me when I see married folks with kids going and buying the new tvs and going out to eat and they are on medicaide. These are friends mind you so I know what is going on.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers
Related Content
Categories
Business and Legal Legal General AdviceFebruary 21, 2017
Guides
Someone dusting the corner of a room with a duster.
Keeping Your House Dusted
Refrigerator
Refrigerator is Not Staying Cold
Losing Weight After Having a Baby, Woman in Red Coat Walking Her Baby Stroller in the Park
Losing Weight After Having a Baby
Marriage License
Getting a Marriage License
More
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/04/25 00:22:01 in 4 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!