October 2021

Medicaid’s Attempt to Ensure the Healthy Spouse Has Enough Income: The MMMNA

Someone who qualifies for Medicaid to cover the cost of nursing home care mut pay his or her income over to the nursing home. The government picks up the rest of the cost. When most of a couple's income is in the name of the spouse who is receiving Medicaid, the spouse remaining in the

Make Sure Your Will and Other Essential Documents Are Safe from Disasters

It’s an unfortunate reality that with the increasing number of natural disasters across the country, including fires, floods, and hurricanes, the chance that you could lose your house and possessions has become more likely. In the event of such a calamity, it is important that your estate planning and other important documents are beyond reach

Receiving an Inheritance While on Medicaid

For most people, receiving an inheritance is something good, but for a nursing home resident on Medicaid, an inheritance will ordinarily result in that person losing his or her Medicaid benefits due to receipt of “excess resources.” In Pennsylvania, non-exempt countable assets of a Medicaid applicant or recipient in excess of $8,000 ($2,400 for