Test your knowledge about nursing homes and the Medicaid-Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program that pays for nursing home care, assisted living and part-time home care for eligible people.
- Does a person’s monthly income have to be less than $2,523 to apply for Medicaid-MLTSS?
- Will the State take the house if a married person moves into a nursing home?
- Does a married person have to pay one-half of the couple’s assets when their ill spouse moves into a nursing home, before applying for Medicaid-MLTSS?
- Does a nursing home resident have to allow a nursing home to auto-debit his bank account every month?
- Does a nursing home resident have to hire the Medicaid application compiler who is recommended by the nursing home business office?
- Is $16,000 per year an excluded gift under the Medicaid-MLTSS transfer penalty rules?
- Is it illegal for a nursing home resident to use his money to make gifts to family members or set up trusts for family members, after moving into a nursing home?
- If a Medicaid-MLTSS applicant transfers his house to his disabled child, will he be denied Medicaid benefits?
- Does the State put a lien on the house while a NJ Medicaid-MLTSS recipient is alive if all benefits are properly received?
- Is there an upper limit on the income that the community spouse of a NJ Medicaid -MLTSS recipient can have in New Jersey?
The answer to all these questions is No! However, myths abound, and people may be surprised to learn how they can actually protect assets in these situations.
For more information about the requirements of the MLTSS/Medicaid program and how to work with them for your benefit, and to learn about how you or your loved one can become eligible for Medicaid or protect your assets if nursing home care is needed, call us at ……. 732-382-6070