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 [...]

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MOTHER’S HOME?

“What should I do with my mother’s home when she is in an assisted living facility or a nursing home and is no longer living at home?” This is one of the questions that I am frequently asked at initial consultations. Since all of mother’s income will typically be needed to pay for assisted living, [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|Assisted Living, Medicaid, Nursing Home|1 Comment

PLANNING FOR AN AGING PARENT

Many years ago, planning for the future meant retirement and estate planning. In recent years, planning for the future has taken on new meaning. It now includes planning for long term care. This change in society is a result of an aging population Living beyond normal retirement age as a result of advanced medical care, [...]

By | December 16th, 2014|Long Term Care, Medicaid, Trust|0 Comments

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

TIPS FOR THE MEDICAID APPLICATION PROCESS

The Medicaid application process can be a difficult undertaking. Even nursing homes, who regularly file Medicaid applications, can encounter problems when applying or re-certifying a case for Medicaid. Here are a few basic tips to assist when applying for Medicaid. Since the Medicaid application is done “on-line,” the representative (family member, nursing home staff or [...]

By | September 17th, 2014|Medicaid, Medicaid Application|0 Comments

HOW DOES MEDICAID REGARD JOINT OWNERSHIP OF BANK ACCOUNTS?

When families meet with our Elder Law Attorneys, they sometimes ask if The Department of Children & Families (DCF) will regard some of the funds in a joint bank account as belonging to the family member and not the Medicaid applicant. On the surface it seems to make sense, but logic does not always translate [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|Medicaid|0 Comments

Part Five: What is new in the Social Security Administration’s Approach to Special Needs Trusts?

"Savings Clauses" are of No Help Under the POMS. In drafting a special needs trust, many practitioners include a "null and void" or "savings" clause in the document. These clauses operate to cure defects in a trust and preserve the remaining trust provisions. They prevent the trust from being determined to be invalid by removing [...]

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

Medicaid Recovery Debunking the Confusion

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|0 Comments