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Although there are many still unanswered questions and there has been no written policy since changes were initially announced last August, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on February 7, 2019 attempted to clarify its new policy regarding treatment of retirement accounts (traditional...

Although certain assets such as a home, car, mineral rights (subject to limitations) and businesses essential for self-support are “non-countable” when applying for long-term care Medicaid, there are numerous exceptions to avoid a successful claim by the State to be paid back for benefits (such...

Client’s largest resource is her $205,000 homestead which does not count as a resource for “means-tested” long-term Medicaid benefits (provided the Medicaid applicant is single and the equity limit is under $572,000 pursuant to Texas law). Client obtains long-term care Medicaid resulting in the government...