Pennsylvania Medicaid and Elder Law Attorney

Medicaid Planning

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 …

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 …

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 …

How to Make the Medicaid Application Process Go More Smoothly

We receive many phone calls from potential clients who have run into challenges with applying for Medicaid in PA or the Medicaid application process and we see a number of …

Pennsylvania Long-Term Care: Medicaid Myths

Pennsylvania Medicaid Myths Introduction So many times clients come to our office under the mistaken impression that nothing can be done to protect assets from nursing home costs. Much of the popular literature …

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…