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Qualified Income Trusts Revisited (Part 2)

                Last week I said I would share with you my experiences filing applications with Qualified Income Trusts (Miller Trusts) which are required when an applicant has income over Medicaid’s  strict income cap ($2199 for 2015).                 The rules are very technical.  Income can’t be split.  If I receive $1500 from Social Security and $1600 […]

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Qualified Income Trusts Revisited

            It has been 7 months now since New Jersey eliminated its Medically Needy Medicaid program and as a result brought back Miller trusts. I detailed the changes in my posts of October 13 and October 20, 2014. The changes actually went into effect December 1, 2014. How have these changes been implemented? I am […]

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Google Hangout – Miller Trusts

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Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Have Finally Arrived!

                So it has finally happened.  Effective last Monday, December 1, New Jersey no longer is offering its Medically Needy program to individuals in need of nursing home level care.                 What this change does is effectively make Medicaid benefits possible to those at home and in assisted living facilities as well as in nursing […]

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Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1

                I have written for many years about Medicaid’s strict income limit or “cap”   Individuals over the cap can’t qualify for some Medicaid programs, such as assisted living or home based Medicaid.                 That’s because New Jersey is what is known as an income cap state with a […]

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