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Medicaid Planning

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 …

What Income Counts for Medicaid and Must Be Paid to the Nursing Home?

A nursing home resident will need to pay some or most income to the facility once Medicaid benefits have been approved. Here are some common items of income that count …

What Assets Are Exempt From Medicaid Estate Recovery Rights?

When a Medicaid beneficiary passes away, their estate may be obligated to pay back outstanding debts, potentially to include Medicaid long-term care benefits. However, some assets are exempt from Medicaid …

Pennsylvania Medicaid Long-Term Care Numbers and Fact Sheet 2022

2022 Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Long-Term Care Numbers and Fact Sheet According to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, there are over 2,400,000 Pennsylvania residents over age 60.  More than 240,000 …

Common Mistakes Violating Medicaid Look-Back Rules

Occasionally, we talk with individuals who have accidentally violated the rules of the look-back period and are denied Medicaid long-term care benefits, even when they were acting in good faith. …

Statute of Limitations for Medicaid Estate Recovery; “Time Does Not Run Against the King”

Is there a statute of limitations in estate recovery matters? How long does the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services have to enforce its right to the Medicaid payback …