Norman, OK asked in Elder Law for Oklahoma

Q: Putting my dad into nursing home on Oklahoma Medicaid. My mom is the Community Spouse. She makes more than the states

MMMNA from her employment & soc sec. Will she be able to keep all of her income? We know all of my dads will go towards his care.

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Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
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  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Yes, your mother keeps all of her income. If it is less than $3,216.00 she would be entitled to a portion of your dad's income to bring hers up to that level. Father is allowed to keep $75 of his income.

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
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  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Also, there are spend down strategies that can be beneficial to your mother.

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