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What are Medicaid’s 5-Year Look-Back Penalties in Pennsylvania? A Guide On Medicaid’s 5-Year Look-Back

The Medicaid 5-year look-back is a complex process that determines whether or not an individual is financially eligible for Medicaid benefits. In this article, we explore what the Medicaid 5-year …

Looking Back, A Thank You to The Montgomery Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee

Looking back, I owe a debt of gratitude to the Montgomery Bar Association for helping me get my start over 20 years ago in the specialized field of elder law. …

What Happens If I’m Denied Medicaid Benefits or Receive a Penalty From the Results of the Look-Back Period?

Medicaid is essential in helping individuals access medical care, especially elderly patients in need of long-term nursing care. But accessing Medicaid requires undergoing the 5-year look-back period, which is when …

How to Avoid the Medicaid 5-Year Look-Back Period

The Medicaid 5-year look-back is designed to review an applicant’s personal finances for the previous 60 months to ensure he or she qualifies for Medicaid long-term care benefits and to …

Gifts Can Create Ineligibility for Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Long-Term Care Benefits

Parents sometimes help their children financially. Grandparents give money to their grandchildren. Unfortunately if that parent or grandparent is admitted to a nursing home within 5 years of such gifting and needs to apply for Medical Assistance…

How Does Pennsylvania Treat Joint Bank Accounts for Medicaid Eligibility?

There are various pitfalls of parents and children owning bank accounts jointly, especially when it comes to applying for Medicaid long-term care benefits.