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Medicaid planning includes the structuring of assets prior to a Medicaid application, assistance in completing a Medicaid application, appealing unsuccessful Medicaid applications and protecting homes from Medicaid by avoiding the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program.

Strategies for Selling a House While on Medicaid

Many Florida Medicaid recipients are faced with the complexities of selling a house while on Medicaid benefits.  Often, a Medicaid recipient may need to sell a house because they do not have the money to pay for its upkeep, property taxes or other real estate-related costs.  However, remaining financially eligible for Medicaid after receiving the [...]

2022-11-07T12:15:29+00:00Medicaid Planning|

Florida Medicaid Benefits

Medicaid in Florida provides manifold benefits to those who are eligible.   In many cases, such as with long-term care, it can be difficult to become eligible for Medicaid benefits if you have assets or income over a certain limit.  Because these limits are low, many are not eligible. However, working with an elder law attorney [...]

2022-08-28T12:58:10+00:00Medicaid Planning|

Qualifying for Medicaid in Florida (5 factors)

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Qualifying for Medicaid in Florida can be a challenge for some. For elderly applicants who qualify for Medicare, typically people aged 65 [...]

2022-10-23T17:13:52+00:00Medicaid Planning|

Qualifying for Florida Medicaid Despite Higher Income and Assets Over the Limit

Medicaid is a robust state-sponsored insurance program that can pay for long-term care in nursing facilities, at-home care and certain medical expenses.   Medicaid is generally intended for applicants with low or no income and assets.  In Florida, Medicaid applicants in 2022 are required to make less than $2,523.00 in gross income, with some deductions considered, [...]

2022-07-24T01:17:39+00:00Medicaid Planning|

Medicaid Eligibility Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

For Medicaid eligibility, there are a set number of activities that the program takes into consideration when determining whether to approve an applicants request for coverage. These are in addition to Medicaid means testing in which the program reviews assets and income to determine Medicaid eligibility. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) for Medicaid Eligibility   [...]

2022-01-23T17:30:02+00:00Elder Law, Medicaid Planning|

Medicaid Planning Facts

Medicaid Planning - Florida Medicaid is the state and federal partnership that provides health coverage for selected categories of people, including the elderly, in Florida. Because having low income and virtually no assets is an eligibility requirement, one of the most complex areas of estate planning involves preparing someone with significant income and assets for [...]

2022-01-23T17:38:06+00:00Elder Law, Medicaid Planning|

Qualified Income Trusts (A Medicaid Solution for Florida Residents)

Long-term care for seniors delivered in a nursing home setting can be prohibitively expensive for most people. Still, some 70% of those over 65 are expected to need long-term care with 20% of seniors likely to require it for five or more years. Medicaid provides financial assistance to those requiring long-term care and qualified income [...]

Navigating Medicaid Means Testing

By most people’s standards, a nursing home can be very expensive. It is not unusual to pay anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000 a month to a facility for an individual (or double that cost for a couple). Medicaid means testing ensures that the people who have the greatest financial need for coverage receive Medicaid benefits. [...]