Medicaid

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 Does the VA Benefit Work with Medicaid?

How Does the VA Benefit Work with Medicaid?

By Miles Hurley | June 14, 2022

Last week we discussed VA Aid and Attendance and how it helps families supplement high care costs. Unfortunately, there are times when the VA benefit alone is not enough. Nursing home costs average between $7,000-$10,000 per month! Many people must obtain Medicaid benefits to fully cover the costs of care. So how does the VA…

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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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House and Medicaid

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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Nursing Home Medicaid for Spouses

Medicaid When Both Spouses Need A Nursing Home

By Miles Hurley | April 19, 2022

Hurley Elder Care Law often discusses the protections for married couples when one spouse enters the nursing home and the other resides at home or in a community. But what happens when both spouses require nursing home level care? This occurs more often than you may think, and the Medicaid rules are quite different when…

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How Do Burial Contracts Work with GA Nursing Home Medicaid?

By Miles Hurley | April 12, 2022

Burial Contracts and Medicaid Eligibility Last week, we discussed the complexities of how life insurance impacts Nursing Home Medicaid eligibility. However, what if the Medicaid applicant does not have life insurance but would like a plan in place to help their family pay for final expenses? Many people will consider paying in advance for funeral…

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Life Insurance and Medicaid Eligibility

By Miles Hurley | April 5, 2022

As we have pointed out in previous blogs, applying for Nursing Home Medicaid can be tricky. There are assets an applicant can have which are ‘countable’ while others are ‘exempt’. Furthermore, there are Medicaid eligibility rules even within these assets which can get the applicant denied if not addressed properly by an experienced elder law…

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Misinformation

Caution! Misinformation is Everywhere

By Miles Hurley | March 8, 2022

Misinformation is rampant! You’ve heard the expression, “don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Well, the sad reality is that misinformation is not just on the internet, but also comes from seemingly reputable individuals, professionals, and yes . . . even attorneys. Here are a few ill-advised suggestions we’ve heard recently:   The misinformation:…

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Medicaid journey

Wrapping up our Medicaid journey

By Miles Hurley | March 30, 2021

We are wrapping up our Medicaid journey. We have been able to explore many side roads, obstacles and rarely discussed long-term care programs along the way. In our weekly blogs we have spent time talking about: *2021 Eligibility Requirements and Changes * Applying for Nursing Home Medicaid in GA * Medicaid for Single People *Medicaid…

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Planning for Care

Planning for Care

By Miles Hurley | January 12, 2021

Ring! Ring! Ring! Every January that is the familiar sound we hear as our phone rings off the hook with concerned adult children calling after they have spent the holidays with their aging parents and realize they are in need of more care.  Planning for care needs becomes a necessity. Plan to check in often…

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