What assets and income are considered when determining Medicaid eligibility?

Published On: Thursday, March 08, 2018

The following types of assets are considered when determining eligibility for Medicaid benefits:

  • Cash
  • Investment accounts
  • Savings bonds
  • Stocks
  • Annuities (with some exceptions)
  • Life insurance with cash value
  • Real property other than one's primary residence 
  • More than one automobile
  • Business assets

The government will also consider ALL forms of income, including but not limited to the following:

  • Retirement pension benefits
  • Social Security benefits
  • Annuity income
  • Gifts 
  • Retirement account distributions (e.g. IRAs, 401Ks, etc.)
  • Income from businesses including rental properties

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Stouffer Legal

Britt Stouffer, Estate and Elder Law Attorney in Maryland

Towson, MD

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