Receiving Medicaid After Marriage

My fiancé is on dialysis and has recently submitted his paperwork for Medicaid. If we get married does it affect him getting Medicaid and will it affect us in anyway since we are a low income family?


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May 9, 20190 found this helpful

It may or may not - it will depend on how much you both combined make income wise. You would want to research or contact your state page and see the income brackets.

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May 9, 20190 found this helpful

If you get married, his income and yours are combined, since you are now in the same household. If you go over the amount allotted, it will affect your benefits.

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May 9, 20190 found this helpful

There are too many factors that could affect this answer and only your state Medicaid office can answer your questions. Each state has different qualifications for Medicaid so check on your state.


Income is involved but other factors can override this.
You do not mention disability so if that is a factor then other rules will apply.
Try to get answers on line but if it gets confusing you can always call their number and ask your questions.

You should understand that government programs consider a couple living together the same as being married when considering income and other properties.

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May 9, 20190 found this helpful

Do both or either of you already have Medical Assistance? Do you have children on MA or CHIP insurance or some other health insurance program?

Either way, I suggest you go to your state's Medical Assistance website and see if you can find the closest office and both of you need to go and sit down with them to talk.


Be sure to take all of your current information--current policies for everyone in your family (who will be living under your roof), bring electric and gas bills, your costs for things like gasoline for your cars, and other car expenses--including car payment books or the pink slip if you own the car; your tax forms for the past two years, statements from your bank accounts (if you have them), and your driver's licenses (this is what my state requires--your state may need this and/or more) ask when you call so you can get everything done in one sitting.

If your fiance has end stage renal disease (ESRD) he may be qualified for a number of different resources that are outside of standard Medicaid. Be sure to bring medical information showing the extent of his condition. They can tell you what he qualifies for and how a marriage or your living arrangement will affect his insurance.


If you find yourself overwhelmed with the Medical Assistance rules, I suggest finding your state congress person and contact his/her office and ask for an appointment to get help understanding all of the options.

They can put the governement-eze into something anyone can understand.

Blessings to you both! I hope everything works out. Prayers for health!

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May 10, 20190 found this helpful

If you are receiving disability under your own work record getting married will not affect this.
If you are collecting under your spouse's work record and he dies and you want to re-marry this will affect your benefits.

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