Shana and I recently had a new client, “Jane,” that came to see us because she was concerned about her elderly parents. Both are in their 90s and although they are still living independently, she is noticing both a physical and cognitive decline in both. » Read More
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has determined that Medicaid was appropriately denied based on transfers to the applicant’s son and Power of Attorney made to himself. (Brenckman v. Dept. Human Services, 443 C.D. 2018 (October 1, 2019)).
In August, the Department of Homeland Security issued the final version of its revised “Public Charge” regulation. This rule is scheduled to go into effect in October, although legal challenges are expected.
If implemented, the rule could have devastating effects on individuals with disabilities and seniors who are immigrants, as well as those who rely on caregivers who are immigrants.» Read More
The crippling cost of medical care continues to be a major issue for many Americans, disproportionately impacting seniors and individuals with disabilities. It is important to know your options and rights.
The New Jersey legislature has unanimously passed a bill that promises to dramatically improve the implementation of Medicaid throughout the state. The bill has strong support by all stakeholders. Although it is expected that Gov. Murphy will sign the bill, advocates are urging the public to call and encourage him to do so.» Read More
The good news is that Medicaid does pay for home care under both traditional Medicaid and the MLTSS (Managed Long Term Services and Supports) Program. However, the bad news is that the level of care provided is unworkable for many beneficiaries. » Read More
1. I can’t give away anything and qualify for Medicaid.
This is a complicated area of the law and readers should consult with a Certified Elder Law Attorney before they transfer their assets. Although transfers between spouses are exempt, transfers to persons other than spouses usually subject the donor to penalties that result in periods of ineligibility for Medicaid.» Read More
The New Jersey Legislature is taking concrete steps to improve the lives of individuals who require long term care services. Several bills introduced this session are focused on ameliorating the staffing shortages that are so prevalent in the long-term care industry. » Read More