In my post last week I explained that once a Medicaid application is approved, everything isn’t on autopilot. What I mean is that you must be vigilant so as not to lose the benefits once you have them. That can happen a number of ways such as a change in circumstance.
Jim’s dad had recently died leaving him to care for his mom. His dad knew that Jim would need to place his mom in a facility. She could not longer be cared for at home. He wanted to provide for that care but he also wanted to leave Jim an inheritance. Dad went to an
My posts the past two weeks have been about Mary’s problem caring for her stepmom, June after her dad died. Last week I told you that we needed to file a guardianship action. 2 doctors needed to examine June and sign affidavits stating that in their medical opinion she was
Last week I told you about a case that was just decided by a New Jersey court in which a family tried to avoid the impact of New Jersey’s elective share as it relates to Medicaid. (See 1/30/17 post for an explanation of the elective share and Medicaid estate
Estate recovery is something I am asked about frequently when it comes to Medicaid, although families rarely pose it in those terms. The question, or some variation of it, goes as follows: “Will Medicaid put a lien on my home?” What we are talking about is the State of