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Do state Medicaid programs vary?

What happens to mom's medicaid if we move her to a nursing home closer to us? We are in a different state.
Status: Open    Jan 17, 2015 - 09:05 PM


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Sep 23, 2015 - 12:16 PM

Medicaid rules vary state by state, and in some instances are interpreted differently county by county.
You should speak with an Elder Law Attorney in the closer state.

Sep 28, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Medicaid is a joint program between the federal government and the states. So, each state has their own Medicaid program and their own Medicaid rules for eligibility. While your mother is eligible now, she may not be eligible when she moves to a different state. You can usually call a state's local Medicaid agency for more information about their eligibility criteria. An elder law attorney in the new state will be very familiar with their state's rules, as well.
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