Resources Attorney Norton Shores, MIOur Norton Shores elder law attorney wants you to take advantage of our online resources so you can feel confident about Medicaid and estate planning.

Our legal team is also more than happy to answer any questions you might have. To schedule your consultation with Medicaid attorney Douglas H. McPhail, call (231) 799-4994.

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Estate Planning FAQ’s

If your questions can’t wait until your next appointment, check out our list of frequently asked questions. Our legal team is ready to answer any questions you might have during the estate planning process.

Special Asset Rules for Married Persons

For 2023, if you or your spouse lives in a nursing home, the community spouse will be able to keep half of all countable assets (not more than $148,620 or less than $29,724). Any assets over the limit will need to be protected or spent down before the spouse in the nursing home can become eligible for Medicaid. Click the link above or review our Medicaid Reference Guide to learn more.

Special Income Rules for Married Persons

Community spouse income allowance is based on several factors, which our Medicaid planning attorney will be able to explain in better detail during your next appointment. The basic spousal income allowance is a minimum of $2,288.75 per month.


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