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2 07, 2019

How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility

2019-07-02T10:43:03-04:00July 2nd, 2019|

We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but if you think you might someday want to apply for Medicaid long-term care benefits, you need to be careful because giving away money or property can interfere with [...]

11 06, 2019

Protecting Your House from Medicaid Estate Recovery

2019-06-08T09:04:23-04:00June 11th, 2019|

After a Medicaid recipient dies, the state must attempt to recoup from his or her estate whatever benefits it paid for the recipient's care. This is called "estate recovery." For most Medicaid recipients, their house is the only asset available, [...]

7 09, 2018

Caregiver Support is Critical for the Whole Family

2018-11-08T05:33:56-05:00September 7th, 2018|

All too often, the task of caring for an elderly, disabled or terminally ill family member falls entirely—or nearly so—to one family member. Sometimes this happens by default, because one family member lives near the person in need or has [...]

27 05, 2018

Medicaid Eligibility and the Qualified Income Trust (QIT)

2018-11-08T05:38:07-05:00May 27th, 2018|

Eligibility for Medicaid long-term care assistance depends on several factors, including: Citizenship/residency Being aged, blind, or disabled Asset limits Income limits Certain types of assets are non-countable and will not affect eligibility. However, the income cut-off is a clear line: [...]

23 05, 2018

Understanding Medicaid Long-Term Care Exemptions

2018-11-08T05:38:18-05:00May 23rd, 2018|

About 60% of New Jersey nursing home residents and more than 2/3 of those in New York long-term care facilities are reliant on Medicaid to cover the cost. While some of those residents were lower income or just didn’t plan [...]

25 03, 2018

Five Estate Issues You Shouldn’t Tackle on Your Own

2018-03-25T15:58:46-04:00March 25th, 2018|

When you’re planning for your own future and providing for your loved ones, it is always beneficial to have the knowledgeable guidance of an experienced estate lawyer. Though forms and software abound to help you create documents, there’s no substitute [...]