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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…

Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Giving Your Assets to Your Spouse and Understanding the Maximum CSRA [Community Spouse Resource Allowance]

It is true that Medicaid is intended to be health insurance for the very poor. It is also true that Medicaid has become the default long-term care insurance payer for millions of middle class families. In the Metro Atlanta area, nursing home costs can run…

Problematic Siblings: How having a brother or sister can actually make it worse…

Oftentimes, “only children” will tell me that they wish they had a sibling to help them shoulder the burden of caring for an aging parent. I chuckle in my head at this naive assumption of teamwork and cooperation that “only children” can hold of siblings.…