Cherry Hill, NJ asked in Elder Law for New Jersey

Q: How much will medicaid cover for assisted living?

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Jaclyn Healey
Jaclyn Healey
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Metuchen, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Assuming that you qualify for Medicaid, they cover whatever your income doesn't. So if you have $1,500 /month from social security and your assisted living is $7,000 /month, Medicaid will cover $5,000. This is a VERY basic example, there are a couple other factors that come in to play, but I think the answer your looking for is, whatever you can't.

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