2017 Medicaid Program Recap

Medicaid is a means-test program that may provide benefits for Chronic Care Medicaid or Community Medicaid, among other things. Chronic Care Medicaid is care that is provided in a skilled nursing facility and Community Medicaid is care that is provided in an individual’s home by a home health aide.


Qualifying For Chronic Care Medicaid In 2017

An applicant may have up to $14,850.00 in resources.  A person may have retirement accounts, such as IRAs, so long as he or she is taking the minimum monthly distributions. A pre-paid burial account is considered an exempt asset.  A person may have a maximum of $14,850 in assets and an income of no more than $50.00 per month. Any additional income must be used towards his or her cost of care.
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