Medicaid Planning

Medicaid care programs

Medicaid care programs for people under 65

By Miles Hurley | March 28, 2023

Medicaid Care Programs Are Not Just For The Elderly Many people believe that attorneys that practice elder law only help the elderly population. We could not disagree more! We are ready, willing and able to assist people of all ages, who need care, determine if Medicaid care programs are a possibility. Over the next few…

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Home and Community Based Medicaid

Home and Community Based Medicaid

By Miles Hurley | March 21, 2023

Stay at Home Longer with Home and Community Based Medicaid Many families have a strong desire to keep their loved ones at home for as long as possible. For some, it seems impossible due to the escalating costs of in-home care. Many individuals fear that they will have no choice but to move into a…

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VA Special Pensions

How do VA Pensions and Medicaid work together?

By Miles Hurley | March 14, 2023

How Do VA Special Pensions and Medicaid Work Together to Pay for Nursing Home Level Care? If you are reading this, then chances are that you or your loved one is a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran. First, let us thank you for your service. We want to be sure that veterans and…

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Medicaid look back period

The Medicaid Look Back Period: What is it and Why Should I Care?

By Miles Hurley | March 7, 2023

Have you heard the term “Medicaid 5-year look back period” and wondered how it could impact you and your loved ones? We receive many calls from potential clients who ask about the Medicaid look back period and worry they may have missed their opportunity to protect their assets and qualify for Medicaid. Luckily, there is…

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Elder Law Quick Facts 2023

Elder Law Quick Facts for 2023: Updated Medicaid and VA Numbers

By Miles Hurley | January 17, 2023

At the beginning of each year, there are changes in the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and benefit amounts for VA Aid and Attendance.  This is because these numbers change with each Social Security change, and Social Security changes go into effect on January 1st of each year. 2023 updated Medicaid and VA numbers are below.…

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Exempt and Countable Assets for Georgia Medicaid

What are Exempt and Countable Assets for Georgia Medicaid?

By Miles Hurley | June 21, 2022

We have written recent blogs on Georgia Medicaid. Today we will dig deeper into what are exempt and countable assets. We know it sounds complicated, but they play a crucial role in qualifying for Medicaid. Exempt assets are those that Medicaid will not include in the asset total to determine eligibility. In Georgia, the following…

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How Does the VA Benefit Work with Medicaid?

How Does the VA Benefit Work with Medicaid?

By Miles Hurley | June 14, 2022

Last week we discussed VA Aid and Attendance and how it helps families supplement high care costs. Unfortunately, there are times when the VA benefit alone is not enough. Nursing home costs average between $7,000-$10,000 per month! Many people must obtain Medicaid benefits to fully cover the costs of care. So how does the VA…

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Durable Financial Power of Attorney

Have You Received The Medicaid Estate Recovery Form?

By Miles Hurley | May 3, 2022

Our office has received questions from our clients about a form that Medicaid recipients have received from the Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS). The form is called the “Official Notice of Georgia Medicaid Estate Recovery Program,” also referred to as “Form DMA 315.”  In last week’s Hurley Elder Care Law blog, we touched…

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House and Medicaid

Will Medicaid Take My House?

By Miles Hurley | April 26, 2022

  Families who haven’t engaged in asset protection are often surprised when they discover there’s a claim against the family house filed by Georgia’s Medicaid program. The rules about homeownership and Medicaid can be very confusing! A nursing home resident can own a home and still receive Medicaid benefits because the home is considered an…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Spouses

Medicaid When Both Spouses Need A Nursing Home

By Miles Hurley | April 19, 2022

Hurley Elder Care Law often discusses the protections for married couples when one spouse enters the nursing home and the other resides at home or in a community. But what happens when both spouses require nursing home level care? This occurs more often than you may think, and the Medicaid rules are quite different when…

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