CAN I KEEP MORE THAN THE COMMUNITY SPOUSE RESOURCE ALLOWANCE?

When a married person needs nursing home placement, the spouse living at home (Community Spouse) is often told that he or she can only retain assets up to the Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA). In 2018, that number is $123,600.00. The institutionalized spouse can only have $2,000.00 of assets. If the combined assets of both [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Medicaid, Medicaid Application, Nursing Home|0 Comments

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 [...]

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