Qualified Income Trust (QIT)

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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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Setting up a Qualified Income Trust

By Miles Hurley | September 11, 2019

  Our last blog covered the top three things you should know about Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid. Coming in at #1 was:   You likely don’t make too much money to qualify for nursing home Medicaid.   This confuses so many families—and even professionals.   Georgia does have an income cap. By having an income…

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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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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Qualified Income Trusts 101

By Hurley Elder Care Law | September 26, 2018

Georgia has an “income cap” that is currently set at $2,250/month for nursing home Medicaid eligibility. This means that anyone this limit must jump through an extra hoop. Hurley Elder Care Law’s blog explains this extra hoop.

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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Getting Medicaid Even When You Have Too Much Income

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 25, 2018

Medicaid is a means-tested, government-provided health insurance benefit. It is the largest payer of nursing home care in Georgia. It is also commonly misunderstood. For instance, many people believe that they may have too much income for Medicaid. It is true that Georgia has an income cap. For 2018, that income cap is $2,250. This…

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More about the QIT

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 12, 2017

The eligibility rules for Medicaid can be confusing, and this is especially true if you think you need a Qualified Income Trust (or QIT). In today’s blog, we want to address how the QIT (the Qualified Income Trust, or Miller Trust) is used. A QIT is needed when a nursing home resident’s income exceeds the…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples—Understanding the QIT

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 12, 2017

We are continuing our series of newsletters and blogs on Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples. The eligibility rules for Medicaid can be confusing, and this is especially true if the person seeking Medicaid has a spouse. In today’s blog, we want to address how the QIT (the Qualified Income Trust, or Miller Trust) is…

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