Spousal Impoverishment Law / Division of Assets

The Spousal Impoverishment Law, sometimes called Division of Assets, changes the Medicaid eligibility requirement for couples in situations in which only one spouse needs nursing home care. It allows the spouse remaining at home to protect a portion of income and resources. The spouse needing care can receive Medicaid sooner and without the spouse at home being reduced to poverty. The information provided in the Frequently Asked Questions section below is accurate as of January 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions