Georgia Medicaid

Structured family caregiving

Structured Family Caregiving

By Miles Hurley | June 13, 2023

Family caregivers are the backbone of long-term caregiving in the US. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 38 million Americans spent 36 billion hours caring for adults with chronic, disabling, or serious health issues.  Much of that care is provided by family caregivers and is unpaid.  Recently, the state of Georgia become one of only…

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Medicare Savings Programs

Can Medicaid Help Reduce Your Medicare Expenses?

By Miles Hurley | May 23, 2023

Many seniors live on a fixed income and living costs continue to rise. The good news is there are Medicare Savings Programs that provide premium relief to those with limited income and assets. There are four different Medicare Savings Programs with the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program being the most robust program. What is the…

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Medicaid Estate Recovery

Will I Lose my Home? Understanding Medicaid Estate Recovery

By Miles Hurley | May 16, 2023

One of the most common questions our elder law firm hears when discussing Medicaid long-term care programs is “will I lose my home”? Families have heard the term ‘Medicaid Estate Recovery’ and are concerned because to most of us, our house is our most meaningful asset both emotionally and financially. Understanding Medicaid Estate Recovery can…

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Reasons for a Qualified Income Trust

I need a Qualified Income Trust to qualify for Medicaid? What steps are involved?

By Miles Hurley | May 2, 2023

Have you recently discovered it is necessary for you or a loved one to put a Qualified Income Trust (QIT) in place to qualify for Medicaid? We introduced the reasons for a QIT in last week’s blog, but let’s dig a little deeper on the steps involved. First, the QIT must be established. The QIT…

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Losing your medicaid coverage

Are you in danger of losing your Medicaid coverage?

By Miles Hurley | April 18, 2023

The Department of Community Health recently announced that Medicaid eligibility redeterminations, or Medicaid renewals, would begin on April 1, 2023. These renewals have been suspended since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DFCS caseworkers will begin reviewing each case in more detail and determining if the Medicaid recipient is eligible for benefits. Medicaid recipients who…

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Medicaid when you're under 65

Medicaid funded long-term care for those under 65

By Miles Hurley | April 11, 2023

Did you know that long-term care services are not just designed for the elderly?  In fact, 8.4 % of the US population under age 65 have disabilities and 17% of the people on Medicare are under age 65.  Unfortunately, we see many younger clients who require the services provided by Nursing Home Medicaid, Community Care…

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Community Medicaid Waiver Programs: NOW/COMP

NOW/COMP: Could this Community Medicaid Waiver Program Help You?

By Miles Hurley | April 4, 2023

The practice of elder law includes providing services to the disabled including those who have been disabled since birth.  This week, our blog will continue to explore community Medicaid programs for disabled individuals under the age of 65 who may need care in their home or in an institutional setting.  Could community Medicaid waiver programs…

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Medicaid programs under age 65

Accessing care through Medicaid for those under age 65

By Miles Hurley | April 2, 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 who need care of all ages. There are Medicaid programs for disabled individuals under the age of 65…

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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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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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