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In last week’s post I began to discuss Medicaid redeterminations and how they have become more difficult than they once were. There are several reasons for this.    10 years ago New Jersey made changes to its Medicaid program that required certain applicants to utilize a qualified income trust.  I’ve written about

When I explain how Medicaid works, I cover the income and asset limits in the case of a single applicant as well as a married one.  I also talk about the 5 year Medicaid look back and the Medicaid penalty.  People typically ask me about the qualified income trust and Medicaid estate

As I have written about frequently in this blog, many of the Medicaid numbers are updated annually.  Most but not all are adjusted in lock step with Social Security’s cost of living adjustment (COLA).  One Medicaid number that doesn’t adjust with Social Security is the Medicaid penalty divisor.  That is the number by

In last week’s blog post I talked about how many people are alone without apparent family and that dying alone - from an estate administration perspective - raises issues such as identifying the rightful heirs. For people that don’t have close relationships, they probably have less reason to think about executing