Medicaid and Marriage

I'm 29 with 2 kids and am getting married in June. I have Medicaid and so do my kids. How many days after I get married do I have before I have to report to them that I got married?

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April 22, 20191 found this helpful

I would notify Medicaid. You are supposed to notify them as soon as possible.

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April 22, 20191 found this helpful

Medicaid is usually handled by the state you live in and since each state can be a little different, it has generally been a rule of thumb to notify them within 10 days before or after marriage if that is when your total gross income changes.

Actually, in some states, if you have been living together before marriage, they consider that is when your income changed. This is because your family size has increased and you have probably been receiving additional help with your finances. I do not know which states enforce this but it is something to think about.

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Government food stamp programs also follow along this line and sometimes this program administrators can be very tenacious so if you also receive other help, you should report the change to them also.

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April 22, 20191 found this helpful

You don't say what state you are in, but everything I know about Medicaid (from working in the insurance business for many years) is that you need to let your state know any changes immediately--so I would find out NOW if in your state immediately means within 7, 10, 30, 60 or 90 days of the marriage. This way you will have one less thing to worry about and can concentrate on the all of the festivities and joy of your special day!! Sending blessings to all!!

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April 23, 20190 found this helpful

I live in louisiana

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April 23, 20190 found this helpful

Your state's website is not that user friendly so I can see why you are asking. Geeze, not a good website. I suggest you call them at 1.888.342.6207.

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This is a Life Changing or Life Qualifying Event (government terminology not mine) so it is important to know their rules NOW so you don't have issues after the wedding.

If you (or your spouse) to be are pregnant, they will need to know that. If either of you have a disability, they will need to know that. If your kids have a disability or are pregnant they need to know that.

Be sure to have your social security info and that for your spouse and kids available as some states need that info when you call.

If I may suggest, take good notes when you call, including the date, time, who you spoke to and exactly what they said. This is helpful if you have questions, you can call back and say I spoke to X at this time on this day and she told me....

Best wishes!!

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