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Promissory Notes and Medicaid

A promissory note is normally given in return for a loan and it is simply a promise to repay the amount. Classifying transfers as loans rather than gifts can be useful because it sometimes allows parents to "lend" assets to...

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What Is Medicaid?

Medicaid (called "Medi-Cal" in California, "MassHealth" in Massachusetts, and "TennCare" in Tennessee) is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

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Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

Medicaid has strict asset rules that compel many applicants to "spend down" their assets before they can qualify for coverage. It is important to know what you can spend your money on without endangering Medicaid eligibility.

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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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