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January 20, 2022


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

Note: Medicaid Law Update – October 2021 New York finally adopted several regulations that imposed a major change in Medicaid eligibility. These regulations also introduced a “look-back” period into New York’s state’s Medicaid program. A 30-month look-back provision gives the state the power to review the financial statements of anyone who is applying for home […]

How to Pay for Nursing Home Care on Long Island

The cost of a Nursing Home in Long Island is generally $12,000 – $15,000 per month. This cost can deplete savings very quickly. As a result, proper planning is extremely important. There are three ways to pay for a Nursing Home. First, one can use their savings. Clearly not a great plan – especially if […]

The Irrevocable Income Only Trust

A Case Study in protecting your assets against the cost of long term care Mr. and Mrs. Watson are in their mid-seventies. Mr. Watson recently fell and injured his hip. He is home from re-hab and is doing better, but may require assistance in the coming years. Additionally, Mrs. Watson has just been diagnosed with […]

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 […]