Medicaid for Married Couples

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Qualifying for Nursing Home Medicaid While Owning a Home

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 19, 2017

Is it true that I have to sell mom’s home before she can get Medicaid? We just received this question yesterday…and the day before that… and a few times last week… There is so much confusion about Medicaid, especially when it comes to home ownership. A nursing home resident can own a home and still…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples – Getting Help with Medicaid Applications

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 28, 2017

Applying for Nursing Home Medicaid can be confusing and stressful. We are committed to helping our clients get the care they need and securing the benefits they deserve while also reducing/minimizing the burden as much as possible. We complete the initial application, submit the complete and accurate application as soon as possible, and handle all…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples – Asking for an Increase in Spousal Diversion

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 21, 2017

Here’s a great question that we received just the other day: My mom lives in an assisted living community and my dad lives in a nursing home. If my dad goes on Medicaid, will she be allowed to keep any of his income? Yes, Medicaid has a Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMNA) that allows the…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples – Estate Planning

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 14, 2017

Most of our married clients come to our office with existing estate planning documents. They have Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives for Health Care that name the spouse as a beneficiary or responsible party. When a couple is dealing with the unfortunate situation of having one spouse in the nursing home…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples – Protecting the House from Medicaid Recovery

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 7, 2017

A nursing home resident can own a home and still qualify for Medicaid. The home, however, can be subject to Medicaid estate recovery after the resident dies. When Medicaid helps pay for nursing home care, the state must attempt to recoup from the beneficiary’s estate whatever amount was paid on the resident’s behalf; this is…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples – Rental Properties

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 31, 2017

Here’s a great question that we received just the other day: My wife has moved into a nursing home. In addition to our home, we own two rental properties. Our income is good, but it is not enough to pay for the nursing home. We are receiving mixed information about whether or not she can…

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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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