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September 27, 2020


Medicaid Redesign team Proposes Changes to Medicaid Eligibility in New York

Governor Cuomo recently accepted proposals from New York’s newly created Medicaid Redesign Team (“MRT”). While it is early in the process, and the proposals may not be implemented in their present form or at all, budgeting pressures at all levels of government make it likely that some changes in the Medicaid program will occur. Here […]

Community Medicaid in New York State

How to Stay at home and protect your assets and income In New York, the Community Based Medicaid program will pay for the cost of a home health aide. When applying, the local department of social services considered the applicant’s income and assets and whether the Medicaid applicant requires the assistance with the activities of […]

Pooled Income Trusts

How to protect your excess income when receiving community Medicaid A Pooled Income Trust is an option for a disabled individual who has excess income while receiving Community Medicaid Benefits. Here is how it works: Recipients of Community Medicaid – those who receive the assistance of a home health aide – are allowed to keep […]

Veteran’s Aide and Attendance Program

An additional pension for qualifying veterans Recently I have had many clients come to my office with a similar problem. They have had to hire a home health aide for their parents or place them into an assisted living facility. The problem that my clients, typically the adult children of a disabled senior, have is […]

Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 – Impact on Medicaid

By Andrew M. Lamkin, Esq. On February 8, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA). The Act reduces federal entitlement spending for Medicaid, among other federal programs. The Medicaid program pays for services for disabled seniors who meet the eligibility requirements. Most commonly, Medicaid pays for the cost of […]

Client Case Study: Be Organized, or else

A few months ago, I met with a client who wished to update his Last Will and Testament and learn how to protect his assets against the cost of Long Term Care. He was widowed, had a partner of 10 years and two children from his previous marriage. He was 85 years old. His assets […]