The New York State legislature defeated the proposal to eliminate “spousal” refusal again.
This protection is vital to prevent divorce or forced institutionalization of loved ones in nursing homes, when one spouse with chronic illness needs Medicaid for costly nursing home services.
Aaron E. Futterman, CPA, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Futterman & Lanza, LLP with offices in Smithtown, NY and clients throughout Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Richmond, New York, Westchester and Rockland Counties. He concentrates his practice to Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Medicaid Applications, Estate Planning, Probate, Estate Taxes, and Estate Administration.