Look-Back period for Community Medicaid applicants has been extended:

On October 2020 a new rule regarding Community Medicaid eligibility was created; however, due to the present pandemic NYS cannot enforce this new rule until the pandemic is controlled. Hence, the effective date has been extended several times and last week it was extended once again from January 1, 2022 to April 1, 2022. What… Read more »

Community Medicaid Update

As I have been informing the reader for sometime now the new regulation for Community Medicaid eligibility will take effect on 01-01-2022 and will impose a two and one-half year of look-back period.  That means 1) applicants will need to surrender bank account statements for 2.5 years or beginning 10-01-20.  Any transfers during the look-back… Read more »

Pooled Income Trust

Community Medicaid applicants, and applicants who require home care services, will need to pass the income and resource eligibility levels. Presently the maximum resources an applicant is allowed to retain a total of $15,900 and the maximum monthly income is $904. Most applicants monthly income is much more than the $904 allowed.  Considering the allowed… Read more »

Latest Look Back Period Extend

Although Medicaid extended the look-back period for Community Medicaid once again, it will inevitably happen one of these days. As you may have noticed in reading our blogs, Medicaid keeps changing the date in the applicant’s favor. Everyone thought the last change date of July 1, 2021 was the final date; however, the present crises… Read more »

New Look Back Period No.3

Previously we discussed the new rules regarding financial eligibility for Community Medicaid.  Community Medicaid covers home care services as well.  The new rule was anticipated to start 10-01-20; however, considering the backup Coveid-19 created the new rule had to be extended to 01-01-21.  That date was difficult for the department to reach so they extended… Read more »

How does one pay for Home Attendants?

Why would anyone choose to deplete their loved ones assets for the care Medicaid can provide?  The common response – paying for the home attendants privately supersedes Medicaid’s home attendants services.  This idea or concept is far from the trust, because the home attendants paid for by Medicaid are the same home attendants paid for… Read more »

Waiting for the last minute?

I find that some of my clients procrastinate till the last minute and then feel the pressure and request everyone to jump over huge hurdles to assist their loved ones with their Medicaid application process. This blog is for the procrastinators who wait till the last minute. Hopefully it will assist you to make a… Read more »

New Look Back Extended

As you may have read previously Medicaid decided to change the rules regarding financial eligibility for Community Medicaid. Community Medicaid is for the applicant who is home and requires a home attendant to assist them with their Activities of Daily Living, such as, getting out bed, toileting, getting dressed, assistance showering, cooking and feeding. One… Read more »

Community Medicaid in Jeopardy?

Deadline for applicants wishing to apply for Community Medicaid is approaching quickly. Beginning October 1, 2020 applicants will be penalized for transferring assets in order to apply. What does it mean in simple terms. Today an applicant can transfer any amount of money to anyone or a trust and become financially eligible the very next… Read more »

How did Covid-19 affect us?

In its early stages February and March 2020 some of us understood the issue better than others, in so far, that families aggressively took charge and had discharged their loved ones from nursing homes and assisted living centers and began caring for them at their own homes. Additionally, some where reluctant to bring in outside… Read more »