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Under our criminal justice system, guilt must be determined “beyond a reasonable doubt” as there is a presumption of innocence. However, if a senior makes a gift within five (5) years and applies for long-term care Medicaid, there is a presumption of guilt since Medicaid...

Long-term care Medicaid helps pay for long-term care costs if certain eligibility requirements such as medical necessity, Medicaid bed availability, “countable” resources being below a $2,000 limit, restrictions on most uncompensated transfers if made within five years of application, etc., are met. In this case the...

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...

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has announced its 2019 rate increases for certain non-serviced connected disability wartime military veterans, not dishonorably discharged or their surviving spouses to help pay for care costs ranging from being housebound to long-term care costs. However, since these benefits...

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...