Medicaid and Marriage

I have a question. We live in North Carolina and plan on getting married this year. My fiancé and I have one child together and I have 2 of my own. Right now my daughters have Medicaid. My question is when we get married will they lose their Medicaid even though my fiancé isn't their biological father? The reason I am asking is because my daughter has type one diabetes and needs good insurance. Thank you!

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful
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When your fiance becomes part of your household, his income may bump you up to a level where your daughters may not be eligible for Medicaid anymore.

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January 24, 20180 found this helpful

Thats what I was wondering cause right now our son doesnt get Medicaid because me and his dad live together And thats our only child together. I was just wondering about my other twos Medicaid if since we become married if they would loose it because we make to much together

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January 14, 20190 found this helpful

What if she is pregnant and he does not have insurance?

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful
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You will become a family of 5 when you are married. You'll have to see with your social worker what will happen.

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This will all depend on your combined income and living expenses after you're married.

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January 27, 20180 found this helpful
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Don't rely on us. Go see the experts at the Social Security office. Get it in writing, too. Hope all works out.

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January 28, 20180 found this helpful

It appears from your questions and comments that you are already a family of 5 (living together) but you are only reporting a family of 3 to Medicaid right now but plan to change that to a family of 5 after you get married.

  • Only Social Security can answer your question correctly as there are too many factors that we do not know (and do not need to know) that will help SS make a decision on your children's Medicaid and any other government entitlements you may be receiving.
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  • It seems your family of three is not eligible for Medicaid but when you add your 2 girls to the mix that will make a big difference and may change everything - maybe in your favor.
  • It does not matter who the biological father is as the girls are living with you and your fiance now and the plan is to be a family of 5.
  • If the biological father was/is paying support (as he should be) then it is possible that income would also be considered.
  • As stated before, only the SS office can answer your questions correctly.

Remember, Social Security is a government agency and it is always in your best interest to be honest and above board when reporting (or not reporting?) any type of information.

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