Medicaid Planning

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples—What if we already get VA Benefits?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 3, 2017

The Aid and Attendance Benefit offered to wartime veterans is often used to pay for assisted living care or home care (https://hurleylaw.wpengine.com/practice-areas/veterans-aid-attendance/). What if a couple is living in an assisted living community and receiving the VA Aid and Attendance Benefits when nursing home care is needed for the wartime veteran? In a situation like…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples—What if the Well Spouse is Still Working

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 26, 2017

This whole month we have been exploring Nursing Home Medicaid eligibility questions for Married Couples. The Medicaid rules are confusing, and this is especially true for married couples. In recent blogs and newsletters, we have addressed income issues for married couples when one spouse is seeking Nursing Home Medicaid. Adding to the complexity, let’s consider…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples—Allowable Expenditures

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 19, 2017

We have mentioned that many nursing home residents pay their whole income, minus $50, to the nursing home leaving Medicaid to pay the remainder of the nursing home bill. In addition to the $50 personal needs allowance, Georgia allows its nursing home residents who are receiving Medicaid benefits to also pay certain bills out of…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples—Understanding the QIT

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 12, 2017

We are continuing our series of newsletters and blogs on Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples. The eligibility rules for Medicaid can be confusing, and this is especially true if the person seeking Medicaid has a spouse. In today’s blog, we want to address how the QIT (the Qualified Income Trust, or Miller Trust) is…

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