Elder Law and Personal Injury Actions

Elder Law and Personal Injury Actions | Ronald A. Fatoullah

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Debby Rosenfeld, Esq.

{4:00 minutes to read} Several years ago, Mrs. Flower entered a nursing home because she could no longer care for herself in the community. At the time, she was in her early 90s and had basically gone through most of her assets. The nursing home administration applied for Medicaid on her behalf in order to cover the cost of her long term care. It was a very straightforward case because she was essentially eligible for Medicaid from the get-go. Medicaid is a means-tested program; it will cover the cost of an individual’s long term care provided such person’s assets do not exceed a certain amount. In 2017, one cannot own more than $14,850 in non-exempt assets.

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