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Can a wife get Medicaid during a marital separation?

My brother's wife is mentally ill and he needs to divorce her, but first she needs hospitalization and a new home; they have kids. Can she get Medicaid since she is so ill and his insurance can't possibly cover everything?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • If they are legally married then he is obligated in most states to provide her with primary insurance. If his insurance isn't enough, she may qualify for disability programs, medicaid, or other forms of PA. If they have filed a legal separation then things change. He needs to talk with an experienced lawyer in their state to protect himself financially and protect their children if they have any.

    Answer by ecodani at 5:41 PM on May. 3, 2010

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