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Protecting Your House After You Move Into a Nursing Home

While you generally do not have to sell your home in order to qualify for Medicaid coverage of nursing home care, it is possible the state can f...

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Five Myths About Medicaid's Long-Term Care Coverage

While Medicare gets most of the news coverage, Medicaid still remains a bit of mystery to many people.

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ElderLaw 101

Medicaid and Trusts

With careful Medicaid planning, you may be able to preserve some of your estate for your children or other heirs while meeting the Medicaid asset limit.

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Minimum Income for Community Spouse Will Increase July 1st

The minimum amount of monthly income that a community spouse (the spouse of a nursing home resident getting Medicaid benefits) is entitled to receive, will rise July 1, 2015.

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The Hardship Exception to the Medicaid Penalty Period: Rare But Possible

If you transfer assets within five years of applying for Medicaid, you will likely be subject to a period of ineligibility.

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Economists Say That Tightening Medicaid Rules Would Barely Increase Demand for Private Insurance

It is sometimes claimed that reducing the amount of assets an individual can keep while qualifying for Medicaid would increase ..

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Level of Assets That Spouses of Medicaid Recipients May Keep Rises for 2015

One of the most important protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants is the "community spouse resource allowance" or ...

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ElderLaw 101

Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

Congress has established a period of ineligibility for Medicaid for those who transfer assets.

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