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Medicaid's Asset Transfer Rules

In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets.

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Key 2013 Dollar Limits for Medicaid Long-Term Care Coverage Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2013 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of institutionalized Medicaid recipients may keep and the limit on how much a home can be worth for its owner to still qualify for Medicaid.

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Medicaid's Attempt to Ensure the Healthy Spouse Is Not Impoverished: The CSRA

The "community spouse resource allowance" or CSRA assures that the spouses of Medicaid applicants will be able to keep at least so...

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Medicaid's Attempt to Ensure the Healthy Spouse Has Enough Income: The MMMNA

What if most of a couple's income is in the name of the institutionalized spouse and the income of the spouse living in the commun...

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Medicaid Protections for the Healthy Spouse

Medicaid law provides special protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants to make sure the spouses have the minimum support...

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Medicaid's Asset Rules

In order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits a nursing home resident may have no more than $2,000 in "countable" assets (the figure may be somewhat higher in some states). 

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Medicaid's Power to Recoup Benefits Paid: Estate Recovery and Liens

Under Medicaid law, following the death of the Medicaid recipient a state must attempt to recover from his or her estate whatever benefits it paid for the recipient's care. 

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Medicaid's Treatment of the Home

Depending on the state, nursing home residents do not have to sell their homes in order to qualify for Medicaid. 

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