Written by attorney Jason Allan Jenkins

If my spouse goes into a nursing home, will I have to give away most or all of my assets?

The short answer is no. While a spouse is institutionalized, the other spouse is considered something called a community spouse. The community spouse has a resource allowance, which basically allows you to have a certain amount of assets and income while the institutionalized spouse receives Medicaid.

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