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Why was my Medicaid application for nursing home benefits denied and what can I do?

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

There are four main hurdles for a person applying for Medicaid long-term care benefits: 1) medical eligibility, 2) providing verification to support the Medicaid application, 3) financial eligibility, and 4) …

How is Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Transfer Penalty Calculated in 2024?

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services released its 2024 “MA LTC Eligibility Fact Sheet” which sets forth various inflation adjusted numbers that are used to determine when an applicant is …

Pennsylvania Elder Law Reference Guide 2024

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

Pennsylvania Elder Law Reference Guide 2024 Meeting With Your Lawyer Perhaps the most difficult part of the estate planning process is overcoming procrastination and scheduling that initial consultation. For the …

How to Appeal A Medicaid Transfer Penalty

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

If you have been denied Medicaid benefits due to an alleged transfer for less than fair market value, you may feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, you can file an appeal, even while …

Pennsylvania Medicaid Long-Term Care Numbers and Fact Sheet 2024

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

2024 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 …

Can You Have Assets and Still Qualify for Medicaid Long-Term Care Benefits?

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

A person can have certain assets of significance and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care benefits. I received a call from someone whose father was trending toward the need for …

2024 Asset Limits for Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Long-Term Care Benefits

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

Disclaimer: This article has been posted for general information purposes only, and applies only to Pennsylvania residents. You should not act upon the information in this article without first retaining …

2024 Income Limits for Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Care

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

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 …

What happens when you run out of Medicare days? Medicaid Long-Term Care Benefits Can Pay the Nursing Home if You Qualify

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

Skilled care in a nursing facility after a 3-day hospital admission can be covered in full by Medicare for the first 20 days, with days 21-100 covered but subject to …