After the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in United States v. Windsor (133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013)), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) guidance on civil unions & domestic partnerships states that while the IRS and Medicaid statutes do not recognize civil unions & domestic partnerships, if a state recognizes either as a marriage, then the state may recognize these unions for purposes of Medicaid eligibility.

Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center (“NSCLC”)

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