Posts Tagged ‘Medicaid’

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 […]

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 […]

Persons being discharged from a hospital or nursing home will often first get home health services under Medicare and Medicaid from a Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA).   Medicare CHHA services are limited and have strict criteria. Medicare CHHA services are only available if the recipient is homebound and requires the intermittent services of a skilled nurse or therapist. Medicare […]

Medicaid Frequently Asked Questions

September 6th, 2013 by David Goldfarb

Why is Medicaid different in every state? Medicaid is a joint federal-state program. It provides medical assistance to eligible needy persons. Unlike Medicare it is an entitlement program based on income and asset guidelines. The federal contribution is approximately 50%. The states pay the remaining costs and they are given wide discretion about whom to […]

Medicaid coverage was expanded as of July 1, 2003, to working disabled individuals with incomes up to 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Congress enacted the Medicaid Buy-In option for states in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (§ 4733) and enhanced the option in the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act […]