Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: How Mr. Smith Pays for His Wife’s Nursing Home Care

Mr. and Mrs. Smith have been married for 50 years.  About six years ago, Mrs. Smith began showing signs of dementia. At first, Mr. Smith refused to acknowledge that there was any problem, but their children and church family finally convinced him to take her…

Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Hide Your Assets in a Trust?

“Can’t I just put Mama’s assets in a trust and then apply for Medicaid?” We hear this question maybe weekly. Unfortunately for these families, qualifying for Medicaid is not that easy. Medicaid Asset Limits In Georgia, you cannot own more than $2,000 of countable assets…

Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Getting Medicaid Even When You Have Too Many Assets

To qualify for nursing home Medicaid, applicants must show that they have a limited amount of countable assets. These rules can be very confusing, and most families worry that their loved one cannot qualify for Medicaid. Currently, Georgia residents must have less than $2,000 in…

Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Getting Medicaid Even When You Have Too Much Income

Medicaid is a means-tested, government-provided health insurance benefit. It is the largest payer of nursing home care in Georgia. It is also commonly misunderstood. For instance, many people believe that they may have too much income for Medicaid. It is true that Georgia has an…