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Can an IRA Affect Medicaid Eligibility?

For many Medicaid applicants, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are one of their biggest assets.

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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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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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What Is the Medicaid Income Cap?

In order to qualify for Medicaid, a nursing home resident's income must not be above a certain level. 

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Can Life Insurance Affect Your Medicaid Eligibility?

In order to qualify for Medicaid, you can't have more than $2,000 in assets (in most states).

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ElderLawAnswers Attorney Wins Landmark Settlement in Medicaid Case

The settlement of a class action lawsuit in Maryland clarifies when nursing home residents do not have to contribute to the cost o...

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ElderLaw 101

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 Expansion: What If a State Opts Out?

One of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the new health reform law, gives money to states to expand Medicaid to ..

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