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How is income payment to the nursing home calculated for Medicaid long-term care benefits?

It is important to make sure that a Medicaid applicant’s income is properly calculated and paid to the nursing home. Sometimes a Medicaid application is filed and remains pending for …

Can You Avoid Medicaid’s 5-Year Look-Back Penalties?

When you apply for Medicaid, the agency will launch a 5-year look-back, in which they review your finances for the 60 months preceding your application date to determine whether you …

Exceptions to the Medicaid Requirement to Pay Income to the Nursing Home

An individual in a nursing home who qualifies for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) long-term care benefits will normally have to pay their income to the nursing facility, but exceptions apply to …

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 …

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 …

Income Limits for Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Care

When a person applies for Medicaid long-term care benefits, there are several questions that arise about income, and how that income is treated during the Medicaid application process.  Are there …