Can same-sex couples who are joined by Civil Union in Colorado be considered in the same household for purposes of applying for Medicaid?


No, when applying for Medicaid same-sex couples joined by Civil Union in Colorado must apply as separate households. This means same-sex couples joined by Civil Union in Colorado must complete separate Medicaid applications. Colorado Medicaid must conform to federal requirements that apply only to married couples. Colorado does not recognize  individuals in a Civil Union as being married.