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I've found that marriage while living does NOT confer tax savings, just by the simple fact that Medicaid levels differ wildly when comparing two single adults with low incomes and two married adults with same. If each makes, say, 16K/yr., they both easily qualify for Medicaid in NY state but 32K for a couple puts them in a different bracket where they'd be subsidized but not fully Medicaid. Which matters if you could have a lot of copays and other expenses...

or am I wrong and not knowing about benefits that are available?

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Getting divorced is one strategy for saving the finances of the healthy spouse when dealing with nursing home expenses.

If you're already single, that would seem to be a benefit.

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