How does his retirement and VA disability affect our chances for Medicaid approval?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 26, 2016
A fellow caregiver asked...

My wife and I are applying for medicaid assistance for us and my son. We live with my father but he's not applying. How does his retirement and VA disability affect our chances for approval?


Expert Answers

Barbara Steinberg is the CEO and founder of BLS Eldercare Financial Solutions, which specializes in helping families pay for long-term care for their loved ones. A registered financial gerontologist, she speaks regularly on the topic of paying for long-term care and is a financial expert for Caring.com.

Your father's income does not impact your application for medicaid assistance. They will only consider your income, your wife's income and, if he works, your son's income.