Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid’

Additional information on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Copayment and premium amounts for 2017: Part B premium: $109 per month on average. If your income is above $85,000 (single) or $170,000 (married couple), then your Medicare Part B premium may be higher. Co-payments: Inpatient hospital deductible: $1,316. Inpatient hospital copay for days 61 – 90: […]

Elder Law & Legal Resources on the Web

March 31st, 2017 by David Goldfarb

Elder Law Related Legal Resources on the Web Access America for Seniors: a government-wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to seniors (sponsored by the National Partnership for Reinventing Government and the Government Information Technology Services). National Senior Citizens Law Center: Current issues in Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, benefits and eligibility. Resources […]

New York State Medicaid Law

January 9th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

New York Medicaid Attorneys Don’t make a mistake with Medicaid eligibility; contact a New York elder law attorney with knowledge of Medicaid law.  Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP is a law firm that handles New York Medicaid cases. Updated with 2017 income, resource and penalty rates Introduction Medicaid is a joint federal, state and […]

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has announced that the new date for the transition of nursing home residents into managed care plans is slated to start June 1, 2014 (previously April 1) for new permanent placements in the downstate area. Effective June 1, 2014, in NYC, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties all eligible beneficiaries age 21 and over, […]

Information for Attorneys

October 11th, 2013 by David Goldfarb

This section of SeniorLaw provides information for attorneys. The Resource Page, “Elder Law & Legal Resources on the Web,” links to resources on Elder Law, Elder Care, Government Agencies, Searchable Statutes and Court Decisions, and lots more. In “Medicaid & Medicare” we will try to answer questions like “Is there a fraudulent conveyance theory for […]

[For a more up-to-date article see “Supplemental Needs Trusts and Their Impact On Medicaid and SSI Eligibility“] A number of courts have fashioned criteria not found in the statutes [1] for Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNT’s) where court approval is required or sought. Court approval may be required or sought for establishing an SNT in a number of […]

The Homestead and Medicaid Planning

September 6th, 2013 by David Goldfarb

New York Medicaid Attorneys Don’t make a mistake with Medicaid eligibility, contact a New York elder law attorney with knowledge of Medicaid law.  Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP is a law firm that handles New York Medicaid cases. Table of Contents The Homestead as an Exempt Resource Dealing with the Home as an Illiquid […]

A supplemental needs trust (“SNT”) enables a person with a disability to maintain eligibility for government benefits (for example, Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)). The purpose of the SNT is to enhance the quality of life for a disabled person. Historically, Estate of Escher, 94 Misc. 2d 952, 407 N.Y.S.2d 106 (Surr. Ct. Bronx Cty., […]

Supplemental Needs Trusts For Disabled Persons

September 6th, 2013 by David Goldfarb

A Supplemental Needs Trust is a trust created for a chronically and severely disabled beneficiary which supplements government benefits such as Medicaid rather than diminishing such benefits. Medicaid and other government benefit programs consider the resources and income of an individual for purposes of determining eligibility for assistance and the amount of such assistance. With a Supplemental Needs Trust, […]

New York Medicaid New Resource Documentation Rules

September 6th, 2013 by David Goldfarb

There are three distinct resource documentation requirements depending on the type of Medicaid applied for. The three types of Medicaid coverage and the resource documentation requirements are: (1) Community Coverage Without Long-Term Care – requires a self-attestation to the amount of current resources; (2) Community Coverage With Community-Based Long-Term Care – requires proof of current […]