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Category Archives: Medicaid Pennsylvania

Michael Steinberg Speaks with the Huffington Post about the Medicaid Application Process

Date - 1st Jan, 2018   |   Time - 2:26   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Our own Michael Steinberg was featured in a Huffington Post article earlier this month. He offers information and advice on the two eligibility categories related to Medicaid applications: clinical eligibility and financial eligibility. Clinical Eligibility Individuals over 21 can be deemed eligible for Medicaid services related to skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and long-term care. Clinical or […]

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Health Care Benefits in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Date - 20th Jul, 2017   |   Time - 5:55   |   Author - Senior-Planning

  The Ins and Outs of Coverage Provided for the Resident Is the time approaching when you or a loved will need to enter a nursing facility? How will you pay for it? The options are confusing and can be overwhelming. You are not alone. Thousands of people enter nursing care facilities every month with […]

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Medicaid Liens and Estate Recovery

Date - 10th Aug, 2015   |   Time - 7:31   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Medicaid liens may only be placed on the estates of a deceased Medicaid recipient whom at the time that they received the care was 55 or older or permanently institutionalized. The amount of the Medicaid lien corresponds to the amount of money Medicaid had paid for the care and needs of the deceased Medicaid recipient […]

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Is There A Difference Between Medicare And Medicaid?

Date - 18th Mar, 2015   |   Time - 7:23   |   Author - Senior-Planning

The answer is a resounding Yes. Medicare is health insurance that pays for doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, certain medical equipment and short term rehab. Medicare is available to individuals who are over the age of 65, and younger people who are disabled. Medicare also requires that the individual be a resident of the United States for […]

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The Basics – Life Estate

Date - 22nd Jan, 2015   |   Time - 5:11   |   Author - Senior-Planning

  What is a Life Estate? Purchasing a life estate means that you legally assign full ownership of your property to another person as the “remainderman” while you retain the rights to live and/or collect rental income from the property during your lifetime as a “life tenant.” A common scenario of a life estate is […]

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New 2015 Pennsylvania Medicaid Guidelines

Date - 19th Dec, 2014   |   Time - 3:42   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Medicaid eligibility guidelines have periodic adjustments to certain financial thresholds that govern eligibility. The following list reflects the New 2015 Guidelines for certain key metrics. Pennsylvania Medicaid Key Metrics • If you have income above $2,199.00 there is a Resource Limit of $2,400.00. • If you have income below $2,199.00 there is a Resource Limit […]

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Understanding Life Insurance Policies And How They Relate To Medicaid

Date - 3rd Dec, 2014   |   Time - 7:49   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Understanding Life Insurance Policies And How They Relate To Medicaid When an individual is applying for Medicaid and has assets that exceed Medicaid’s resource limit, a Medicaid spend-down is necessary. Assets in excess of the allowable amount must be spent down in order to achieve financial eligibility. Some kinds of life insurance policies are included […]

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Medicaid Spend Down and Special Needs Trust

Date - 16th Sep, 2014   |   Time - 8:06   |   Author - Senior-Planning

In order for an individual to be eligible for Medicaid, there are financial standards that need to be met. Many Medicaid applicants will have to spend some of their assets in order to meet Medicaid’s financial threshold. There are a few excludable resources that are exempt from the Medicaid Spend down. These assets can be […]

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Pennsylvania – Medicaid Minute – Medicaid Numbers

Date - 11th Sep, 2014   |   Time - 12:19   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Medicaid eligibility guidelines require constant review. There are periodic adjustments to certain financial thresholds that govern eligibility. The following list reflects current guidelines for certain key metrics. Pennsylvania Medicaid Numbers  If you have income above $2,163.00 there is a Resource Limit of $2,400.00. If you have income below $2,163.00. there is a Resource Limit of $8,000.00. […]

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Medicaid Planning – “Failing to plan is planning to fail”

Date - 3rd Sep, 2014   |   Time - 12:39   |   Author - Senior-Planning

If a hiker was setting out to cross Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, he would begin by planning weeks or even months in advance. He would be certain to pack all necessities such as water, clothing, a trail map, sun hats and anything that may be needed along the way. He will take the time to educate […]

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