What is the name of your state? NY
My fiance moved from Chicago to NYC to look for work so that we could be together. He is currently unemployed and is seeking work. In September, he applied for Medicaid due to a bicycle accident that put him in hospital for 1 week (5 cracked ribs and a punctured lung). In December he was refused Medicaid due to his pension funds. I am currently supporting him, rent, food, utilities etc, but do not feel that i should be held responsible for paying his medical bills. He has approx 20,000 dollars in pension plan and IRA. Can the hospital force him to cash in his retirement funds, pay penalties, taxes etc, and pay the bill with what's left? or are retirement funds considered exempt? We have been living together for 8 months and even though i support him, is my salary exempt from the debt payment also, as we are not legally bound together in any way? Help much appreciated.