THREE RECENT CHANGES TO THE MEDICAID MANUAL IN FLORIDA

MEDICAID UPDATE I. INDIVIDUALS WITH HOMES IN ANOTHER STATE ESS 1640.0543.02 (MSSI) “Individuals who meet Florida’s residency requirements solely because they are institutionalized in a Title XIX Medicaid facility in Florida, but who have a home in another state, may have that home excluded as an asset if: the individual’s spouse or dependent relative resides [...]

CAN I QUALIFY FOR NURSING HOME MEDICAID IF I OWN A VEHICLE?

When a person applies for Medicaid, the inclusion of all or a portion of the value of vehicles, as well as the determination of value, differs according to the Medicaid program.  Specifically, a person applying for Nursing Home Medicaid, who may or may not have a spouse and   owns one or more vehicles, may be [...]

By | December 13th, 2014|Medicaid, Medicaid Eligibility|0 Comments

How Can I Transition From A Nursing Home To An Assisted Living Facility or Back Home?

Although most people move from their home or an assisted living facility (ALF) to a nursing home, in a minority of cases, the move happens in reverse. In those cases, when a person’s physical or mental functions improve, it is sometimes possible for a nursing home resident to transition back into the community, either at [...]

By | December 5th, 2012|Healthcare, Medicaid Eligibility|0 Comments

How Soon Can I Qualify For Medicaid in Florida?

One of the first questions that a prospective client asks me at an initial crisis Elder Law consultation is, "How soon can I qualify for Medicaid?" The answer to this question depends on the facts of the case. To begin with, is the applicant applying for Nursing Home Medicaid (ICP) or Community Medicaid such as [...]

By | November 21st, 2012|Medicaid Eligibility|0 Comments

What You Need To Know About Post-Medicaid Eligibility

Qualifying for Medicaid assistance to pay for skilled nursing home care or a waiver program, is unfortunately not the end of the process. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has additional requirements which, if not met, will result in future disqualifications of the Medicaid recipient. Some of those requirements are summarized below and should [...]

By | August 12th, 2012|Elder Law, Medicaid, Medicaid Eligibility|0 Comments