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


Yes, effective October 7, 2014, Colorado began to recognize same-sex marriage. When applying for Medicaid same-sex couples joined by marriage in Colorado can now apply as one household and should identify as being married. Also, same-sex couples who were married out of state in a state that permits same-sex marriage will be recognized as a married couple in Colorado for purposes of applying for Medicaid.