Category: Elder Law
Medicaid Protection for the Healthy Spouse
Medicaid provides special protections for the healthy spouses of Medicaid applicants. Regulations are designed to ensure the healthy spouse has …Read More
What Happens to a Medicaid Recipient If the Community Spouse Dies First?
When one spouse is in a nursing home and applying for Medicaid, planning has to take into account the possibility …Read More
What to Do If Your Medicaid Application Is Denied
Medicaid is a program which provides financial assistance for skilled nursing care. There are strict eligibility criteria, and the regulations …Read More
Countable Assets and the Snapshot Date
When a married couple applies for Medicaid, the Medicaid agency must analyze the couple’s assets as of a particular date …Read More
Avoiding the Medicaid Penalty Period: Part Two
In my last column, I identified common mistakes made which disqualify individuals from Medicaid eligibility. Recall that Medicaid is the …Read More
Avoiding the Medicaid Penalty Period: Part One
Individuals must meet the threshold requirements of limited income and assets to receive federal assistance through the Medicaid program for …Read More
When Is Medicaid Crisis Planning Appropriate?
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program available to individuals who meet certain asset requirements that help them pay …Read More
Why Get an Elder Law Attorney?
Elder law focuses on the legal needs of older adults encompassing more significant issues like long-term health care needs, quality …Read More
It is Not Always Better to Give Than to Receive
If there is a possibility that a loved one may need governmental assistance in paying for long term care (i.e., …Read More
Caution Ahead: Gifting and Qualifying for Medicaid
Medicaid is a federal/state program helping seniors with limited income and assets afford healthcare and long-term care. Many seniors mistakenly …Read More