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Can a Medicaid Applicant Be Billed for Services While the Application Is Pending?

Can a Pennsylvania resident applying for Medicaid be billed for medical and prescription services while the application is pending? Is there a difference if the original Medicaid application was denied and the patient is waiting for a determination on her appeal?

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tags: Medicaid Rules
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Will Medicare Cover a Second Nursing Home Stay?

My aunt was in a nursing home and exceeded the 100 days covered by Medicare.  She was later admitted to the hospital, and then returned to the nursing home. Should Medicare coverage have started over, paying for her nursing home costs again? 

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tags: Medicare
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Mom Keeps Getting Kicked Out of Nursing Homes. What Can I Do?

My mom, who has Alzheimer's, keeps getting kicked out of nursing homes because she is bothering other patients. What do I do? 

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tags: Senior Living
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Will a Spouse's Monetary Gift Jeopardize the Medicaid Eligibility of the Spouse in the Nursing Home?

If the spouse of a nursing home resident gives a monetary gift to her children/grandchildren from her own monthly income, will it jeopardize the Medicaid eligibility of the spouse in the nursing home? 

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tags: Medicaid Rules
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What Can You Legally Spend Money on in Order to Qualify for Medicaid?

My mom needs to go on Medicaid and has a substantial sum of money in her bank account.  What can we legally spend this money on in order for her to still qualify for Medicaid coverage of her nursing home care? 

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tags: Medicaid Rules
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Can I Receive Social Security Benefits on My Husband's Work Record While He Is Still Working?

I am 65 1/2 years old, and as a homemaker I have never been employed. Am I eligible for some Social Security benefits while my 65-year-old husband is still employed? 

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tags: Social Security
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Can I Sell Our Home Without My Incapacitated Husband's Consent?

My husband has Alzheimer's disease.  I would like to sell our home and downsize to a continuing-care condominimium residence. Can I do this without his consent? 

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tags: Estate Planning
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Will Grandmother's Care Payments to Me Cause a Medicaid Penalty Period?

I've been taking care of my grandma for the past two years.  She pays me $200 every week. She was recently placed in a nursing home after a fall and may need to file for Medicaid. If she does, will I need to pay back the money I received? 

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tags: Medicaid Rules

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