We can’t be sure, but the answer is probably yes. Even though he will begin to receive Medicare next year, he should be able to keep his Medicaid benefits as well to pay for his co-payments and deductibles. This is known as being “dual eligible.” But you may want to check with your Medicaid agency to be certain.
Harry S. Margolis practices elder law, estate, and special needs planning in Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the founder of ElderLawAnswers.com and answers consumer questions about estate planning issues here and at AskHarry.info.