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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 to avoid probate?

How can I avoid probate?

By Miles Hurley | August 24, 2021

We have spent the past few weeks telling you all about Probate, so we will now answer the question that is likely on your mind…”If the process is so tedious and burdensome, how can I avoid probate?” Today’s blog will share several ingredients for this secret sauce. A typical question we hear at Hurley Elder…

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When is probate complicated?

When is probate complicated?

By Miles Hurley | August 17, 2021

Last week we all agreed that death is not a fun or easy topic to think about much less take the time to plan for in advance. We also discussed what probate is and shared some advice on how to go through the probate steps. What we didn’t have time to discuss is what situations…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: When and How to Apply

By Miles Hurley | August 14, 2019

  Applying for Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid can seem daunting. There are so many questions and seemingly few ways to get solid information. Hurley Elder Care Law addresses some of the most frequent questions about applying for Nursing Home Medicaid in Georgia in our most recent blog. How do you apply for Nursing Home Medicaid…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Understanding Options for Working Spouses

By Miles Hurley | August 7, 2019

Over the last thirteen years, we have worked with hundreds of spouses. Some are in their 80s and 90s, but many are also in their 50s and 60s.  Dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and many other illnesses are not restricted to only the old-old and oldest-old. These diseases are more likely to affect those over age…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Understanding Medicaid Estate Recovery

By Miles Hurley | July 31, 2019

  Many families fear Medicaid estate recovery. Almost every day, we hear from a concerned family member that knows their loved one needs Medicaid, but they are afraid that, “Medicaid will come after our house.” What is Medicaid Estate Recovery? After a Medicaid beneficiary who received support for long-term services and support, either through institutional…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Understanding the Patient Liability

By Miles Hurley | July 24, 2019

Nursing Home Medicaid pays for the majority of the cost of the nursing home for the majority of all Georgia nursing home residents. When we last checked, almost 80% of all nursing home residents in Georgia receiving long-term care (and not short-term rehab) are on Medicaid. Nationwide, Medicaid covers 6 in every 10 nursing home…

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Medicaid Law’s Special Protections for Spouses


By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 10, 2019

  Georgia nursing home Medicaid continues to confuse families and professionals. One of the most confusing aspects is how the rules apply to a nursing home resident that is married vs. single. Nursing home Medicaid laws are different for single individuals than for married individuals. In many ways, Medicaid laws are more generous for those…

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Georgia’s Personal Needs Allowance Increases to $70

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 3, 2019

  After years of a stagnant personal needs allowance (it was stuck at $50/month for many years), Georgia has made increases two years in a row. In 2018, Georgia increased the personal needs allowance to $65. This year, Georgia has increased the amount to $70. This new personal needs allowance went into effect on Monday,…

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Advance Care Planning Tools: The Georgia Advance Directive

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 10, 2019

[tm_pb_section admin_label=”section”][tm_pb_row admin_label=”row”][tm_pb_column type=”4_4″][tm_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] The Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare was adopted by the Georgia legislature and put in place by the Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services on July 1, 2007. It was created to replace the old living will and power of attorney for healthcare. Prior to 2007, Georgians could…

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