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Key Medicaid Information for
Florida

Notice: The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that non-lawyers who engage in various Medicaid planning activities, including providing legal advice on Medicaid planning, are engaging in the unlicensed practice of law. Always use an elder law attorney.

Protections for the Community Spouse

Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA):
$123,600
Increased CSRA:
Permitted. Florida follows the income-first rule.
Annuities:
Actuarially sound annuities are permitted.
Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance:
Minimum: $2,030
Maximum: $3,090

Transfers

Figure used to calculate transfer penalties:
$8,944
Has a Long-Term Care Partnership program been implemented?
Yes

Assets

Are IRAs and other retirement plans protected (noncountable)?
Yes
State’s resource limit for Medicaid recipients:
$2,000

Income

Is the state an "income cap" state?
Yes
Monthly personal needs allowance for nursing home residents:
$105

Estate Recovery

Has the state expanded the definition of "estate" beyond the probate estate?
No
Has the state included a hardship provision in its estate recovery plan?
Yes

Home Equity Limit

The state Medicaid program will not cover long-term care services for those with home equity above this limit, with certain exceptions.
$572,000

Elder Law Attorneys who offer Medicaid Planning services in Ashburn, VA

Margaret O'Reilly

Margaret A. O'Reilly, PC
Herndon, VA

John Laster

Law Offices of John L. Laster
Falls Church, VA

Evan Farr

Farr Law Firm
Fairfax, VA

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