Medicaid Estate Recovery

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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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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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Medicaid Estate Recovery

Medicaid Estate Recovery

By Miles Hurley | March 2, 2021

We’re back in the car and have been traveling for quite a while. We are going to take a break from our road trip today to hike in the Grand Canyon. The scenery is amazing, and the exercise will do us some good. No worries though because while we are on the trail, we will…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: The Top 3 Things to Know

By Miles Hurley | September 4, 2019

Medicaid continues to be the largest payer of nursing home care in Georgia.  The path to getting Medicaid, though, is confusing and cumbersome. We have addressed many of the questions about Medicaid through our blog and newsletter. It’s hard to understand exactly how the rules apply to you and your family. Here are the Top 3…

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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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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: How to Avoid the Medicaid “Death Bill”

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 3, 2018

One area of Medicaid law that continues to confuse and scare families is the Medicaid “Death Bill,” or known as Medicaid Estate Recovery. Hurley Elder Care Law’s recent blog shares information on how you can avoid the Death Bill.

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Increase in the Monthly Personal Needs Allowance

By Hurley Elder Care Law | August 15, 2018

This year, Georgia increased the amount of money that a nursing home resident receiving Medicaid benefits can keep from their monthly income. As you are aware, Medicaid is a means-tested health insurance program for those with limited income and assets (for a complete discussion on those limits, please click here). Medicaid’s Cost Share (or Patient…

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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Three Ways to Protect Your House From Medicaid Estate Recovery

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 19, 2018

The rules about home ownership and Medicaid often confuse families. Here are the basics: A person can own a home and qualify for Medicaid, BUT that home may be vulnerable to Estate Recovery after the person dies. In other words, a nursing home resident can own a home and still get Medicaid benefits. The home…

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