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Can two elderly people share an apartment without being

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Can two elderly people share an apartment without being considered a "household" and affecting Medicaid eligibility in NV
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: We are bringing my elderly Mother-in-law from MO to Las Vegas and her neighbor and long-time friend (once a boy friend) is in a rehab center with no one to visit him. Mom wants to bring him out here and the two of them plan on sharing a small apt. until he has to go back in care (he has liver cancer). He was on Medicaid in MO but had problems and is now on Medicare Mom makes too much $$ for Medicaid in MO but may qualify here if considered as an individual
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Customer: We plan on bringing them out this weekend (driving) and have them visit in our house until we can find an appt.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Nevada
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LawTalk replied 4 months ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

For purposes of determining what a household is under Medicaid, if one senior can claim the other as a dependent, then the two will be a household. But if each person pays their own expenses and share of the rent and utilities then they will not be determined to be a household of two---but 2 households of one person each for Medicaid purposes.

So, yes, 2 elderly people may share a residence and still qualify for Medicaid based solely on their own income.

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