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How Your Stimulus Check Affects Medicaid Eligibility

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After the coronavirus pandemic hit America in March 2020, it prompted Congress to pass several bills meant to stabilize businesses and the economy. As part of those relief packages, the CARES Act provided many Americans with a stimulus check based on their incomes. For instance, those with an income under $75,000 per year received $1,200. People making over that amount received less on a sliding scale proportionate with their income. These payments were based on either an individual’s 2018 or 2019 taxes.  For those with a loved one in a nursing home or looking into long-term care, stimulus checks may have presented some worries about how they impact Medicaid eligibility. 

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The Importance of Medicaid Planning

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As people continue to live longer lives, the possibility of needing long-term care increases. It is not something people like to think about but need to plan for to make sure they are putting themselves and their families in the best position possible if they were to need long-term care. While this means estate planning and end of life planning, it also means Medicaid planning

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Florida’s New Personal Needs Allowance

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Recently, Florida increased the personal Medicaid needs and allowances for Institutional Care. Initially, the payment was $105.00 per month. After the increase, the total allowance became $130.00 per month. The increment meant that individuals will be receiving more updated institutional care and Medicaid benefits.

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The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

Medicaid vs Medicare

Over the years, many people have incorrectly used the terms Medicare and Medicaid interchangeably to the point where there is a lot of confusion among the public. Medicare and Medicaid are two completely different public health insurance options, and it is important to understand their basic differences if you intend to use each service properly.

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Will Medicaid have a Claim on a Family Members Interest in my House?

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When a Medicaid recipient who was living in an assisted living facility that was partially or wholly paid for be Medicaid passes away, Medicaid will do what is known as an estate recovery. Under state and federal laws, Medicaid is allowed to liquidate portions of the deceased’s estate to recover as much of the costs of long-term care as possible. Under some circumstances this would include the home of the deceased if the deceased had a financial interest in the home. But there are instances where Medicaid cannot liquidate a home to recover costs.

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Exempt Assets in Sanibel Medicaid Planning

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Medicaid planning is a very important part of the elder law process. If you do not prepare for Medicaid properly, you could wind up losing assets that are very important to you and your family. Luckily, there are assets that are already exempt from Medicaid which you and your family are allowed to keep, even after the Medicaid recipient has passed away.

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Exempt Assets in Naples Medicaid Planning

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Florida Medicaid laws regarding exemptions is over 50 pages long and contains complex guidelines governing a wide variety of assets. For senior residents of Naples, Medicaid planning is vital to ensuring most, if not all, their medical treatments and nursing home care are paid for without being forced to give up assets.

Examples of Medicaid exemptions include:

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Exempt Assets in Fort Myers Medicaid Planning

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When Fort Myers residents apply for Medicaid, there are a lot of rules they have to become familiar with. Many of these rules are critically important as they involve the protection or use of the applicant’s assets to pay for assisted living and long-term medical costs. While there is an imposing list of assets that are subject to Medicaid’s authority, there are also assets that remain exempt. It is important for Fort Myers residents to know which assets are exempt from Medicaid and any special rules attached to those assets.

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Can Florida use my Social Security to Repay my Spouse’s Medicaid Coverage

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When a couple applies for Medicaid benefits for only one spouse, the other spouse might wonder if their personal income and assets are in jeopardy as well. For example, a spouse who remains in the couple’s home might wonder if Florida’s Medicaid system might go after the remaining spouse’s Social Security income to pay for the other spouse’s assisted living arrangements.

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