Medi-Cal Planning for a Married Couple

Esther Chen Wang

Case Conclusion Date:June 23, 2010

Practice Area:Elder Law

Outcome:Nursing Home cost was paid for by the Medi-Cal.

Description:In this case, Husband and Wife own a primary residence, 2 rental properties, 2 time shares, bank accounts, investments, and a real estate investment in another state. Husband was in a nursing home. By doing asset allocation, the case was approved by Medi-Cal and the couple kept all of the assets in the family and Husband qualified for Medi-Cal nursing home benefit. This is an example of how a couple's assets can be saved and not be spent down to pay nursing home costs.