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With the cost of medical care and health insurance rising, it’s not uncommon for individuals to look for proactive measures to avail themselves of all available government benefits. Planning for Medicaid allows individuals to alleviate some of the financial burdens long-term health care can bring. With a well-executed plan in place, you may be able to help your loved ones avoid becoming financially vulnerable. Proactive planning also allows you to inform your loved ones of your preferences when you become unable to communicate your choices either due to illness or disability. 

In New York, Medicaid can pay for care at home, up to 24 hours a day, not just for nursing home care. While there is currently no lookback period for Community Medicaid, which covers home care, there is a five year lookback period for Institutional Medicaid, which pays for nursing home care. Even if you haven’t planned ahead, we can still help, depending on your specific situation.

Applying for Medicaid in New York can be a complicated process. Getting the help of an experienced attorney who can advise you on what you should look out for and how to plan for your application is essential. An attorney can also help even young adults get a headstart on planning for their future. At New York Legacy Lawyers, skilled Brooklyn Medicaid planning attorney Yana Feldman and our team of Brooklyn estate planning lawyers have helped New York residents plan for long-term care while also protecting their assets.

To learn more about our services, contact us today at (718) 713-8080.

Top-Rated Medicaid Planning Attorney Yana Feldman Discusses the Importance of Proactive Long-Term Care Planning

Medicaid is a government benefit program under the Department of Social Services that provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals in need of long-term home aid or nursing home care.

Long-term care under Medicaid has three different categories:

A lot of the reservations applicants have when applying for Medicaid stem from the fact that Medicaid requirements regarding household income and resources are strict. Applicants may be required to undergo a means test to prove that they have a financial need to apply for Medicaid.

While it is indeed true that Medicaid requirements are strict, there are still methods that can help in protecting an applicant’s Medicaid eligibility without jeopardizing ownership of their assets. However, for these methods to be effective, proactive planning is essential. 

Those seeking to qualify for Medicaid can be subject to a financial evaluation called the look-back period in which the state would take a close look at the applicant’s assets. The state will investigate the last five years of an applicant’s financials for any irregularities and any assets included in and transferred from the applicant’s estate would be considered as an official part of their assets. Currently, that look-back period is only for coverage of nursing home care, but as of April 2024, there will be a 30 month look-back for new applications for home care as well!

For Medicaid beneficiaries who received assistance when they were 55 years of age and older or were permanently institutionalized, the state can reclaim qualified assets in their estate when the beneficiary passes away. Medicaid’s estate recovery program may be considered as a loan collection for services provided. Fortunately, certain estate planning measures can help in preventing assets from being reclaimed under the estate recovery program. 

An estate planning attorney can assist you by evaluating your financial situation and recommending options that could help in protecting your Medicaid eligibility while retaining as much of your assets as possible. At New York Legacy Lawyers, we understand the importance of safeguarding your legacy for your loved ones while planning for the future. Our team of New York Medicaid attorneys has assisted many New York families by providing quality estate planning services and legal advice.

To learn more about how we can help you plan for Medicaid, contact our law firm today at (718) 713-8080.

Medicaid Eligibility Requirements in New York

New York accepts Medicaid applications from US nationals, citizens, permanent residents, and legal immigrants who are in need of health care and assistance with medical insurance. Our attorneys help clients who fall into the DAB categories: Disabled, Aged (65+) or Blind. 

Aside from the mentioned categories, the local  Department of Social Services (in New York City, this would be the Human Resources Administration, also known as HRA) also conduct an evaluation of the applicant’s financial status to determine whether they pass the income requirements to avail of Medicaid in New York. Applicants who do not meet the income requirements may be required to spend down their assets or risk being ineligible for Medicaid. 

While there are simple eligibility requirements for senior residents of New York for individuals who need long-term care, either at home (Community Medicaid) or in a nursing home (Institutional Medicaid), they must first be able to meet the following criteria:

Please remember, that if they are in a nursing home, all of the applicant’s income must go toward nursing home costs aside from an allowance of $50 a month, Medicaid premiums, and a Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance for a non-applicant spouse, where applicable. 

To learn more about the specific requirements and how you would be able to qualify, speak to one of our skilled Medicaid lawyers at New York Legacy Lawyers. Led by Brooklyn estate planning attorney Yana Feldman, our team is dedicated to providing quality legal help to Medicaid applicants so they can continue to qualify for Medicaid without sacrificing their assets. Contact us today to speak with an experienced Medicaid attorney.

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What Qualifies as Assets and Income Under Medicaid?

Income under Medicaid does not only refer to wages that a person earns through their work. Medicaid also includes Social Security, pensions (including pension received by other members of the household), income from rental properties, distributions from retirement funds, stocks, and bonds. 

Most importantly, the net worth calculated under Medicaid includes assets owned by the applicant. This can include real estate, savings accounts, insurance policies, and businesses, even those in which the applicant has joint ownership. 

The following assets are exempt from Medicaid’s asset test:

The Look-back Period and How It Can Affect Your Assets

Medicaid has a 60-month look-back period for Institutional Medicaid starting from the date the application was filed. All asset transfers and financial transactions from this period will be verified to see that no assets were gifted or sold for less than what is the fair market value. 

When an applicant is found to have violated the look-back period, they may be penalized through exclusion from receiving Medicaid benefits for their long-term care. There is no maximum penalty limit and an applicant may be virtually banned from availing of Medicaid if they are found to be in violation of the look-back period.

Due to the look-back period and the means test, people who are not able to qualify for Medicaid typically spend down their assets. Some do it by paying for nursing home care out of their own pockets until they are able to avail of Medicaid.

However, there are some estate planning methods that you can use to protect your assets while continuing to be eligible for Medicaid:

A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust is a type of irrevocable trust that allows an individual to transfer ownership of their assets to the trust. The assets will be under the management of a trustee, often a child, relative or friend of the grantor. Once an irrevocable trust is created and funded, assets that have been placed in the trust can only be transferred back to the grantor’s ownership in specific circumstances. But once the assets are transferred, Medicaid does not consider these assets to be under the ownership of the grantor under the look-back period and may not be seized under Medicaid’s estate recovery program. It is important to plan ahead to transfer assets ahead of the look-back period! It isn’t an all or nothing – sometimes clients may be comfortable transferring their home to a trust earlier than they would their savings. And the look-back for each asset starts when it is transferred to the trust. This allows you to start sooner than you may think!

 

Medicaid Asset Protection Trust can often be income-only trusts and may allow you to keep earning from assets placed in the trust. Even if the assets are under the ownership of the trust, you have the benefit of choosing the trustee who will be managing the administration of the trust.

A Pooled Supplemental Needs Trust (pooled SNT) is an irrevocable trust that allows people with disabilities (and virtually all elders who need home care will be considered to be people with disabilities, even if they are not currently considered “Disabled”) to qualify for Medicaid without having to spend their assets down. Medicaid’s income limits can be very inconvenient for people with disabilities or people with special needs who need home care from Medicaid but also have other financial needs due to their disabilities.

A pooled SNT allows them to deposit any excess income they get and continue to have access to these funds while maintaining Medicaid eligibility.

Proactive action is also necessary for business owners who may have a need for long-term care in the future. Without a proper business succession plan in place, you may have to liquidate your shares in your business or encounter troubles in terms of passing your business on to your loved ones. Ownership stakes in businesses are part of the non-exempt assets that Medicaid officials would evaluate to determine your eligibility.

Maintaining Eligibility for Medicaid

Aside from the mentioned qualifications, Medicaid has strict application requirements that can include documentation from financial institutions, medical professionals, and even attorneys. It’s also important to keep these details available or request them with ample time to meet deadlines. It can be easy to have your application denied due to a complication in your application or lack of supporting documentation. 

Even small omissions in the initial Medicaid application can result in immediate rejection. Critical data can also be lost when additional information is requested. Legal representation can assist in properly recording the submission of the required information. 

Getting an attorney to help you develop a strategy of when to apply for Medicaid can assist in maximizing benefits and ensure timely submission. Medicaid may offer retroactive payments for up to 90 days if the need arises to move into a nursing home without delay. However, if you file too late, you may be responsible for expenses that come before your retroactive benefits will cover your care.

Before spending down your assets to qualify for Medicaid, it’s important to consult with an experienced New York Medicaid planning attorney first. You may have some assets that are exempt or you may be eligible for other asset protection options. Giving away or transferring assets to loved ones may result in violating the look-back period and incurring a penalty, when there could be a “smarter” way to do things. One common mistake is transferring real estate or highly appreciated investments such as stocks and bonds outright. This can result in enormous tax consequences that could be avoided with proper planning. Capital gains taxes can far outweigh the expense of working with an attorney to create a plan for Medicaid eligibility. 

Also, remember that your planning isn’t just for you – good proactive planning can protect your children and grandchildren from creditors, divorce or just bad luck!.

New York Legacy Lawyers is a Brooklyn estate planning and elder law firm dedicated to helping clients maintain their eligibility for long-term care benefits like Medicaid while protecting their assets. We understand the importance of safeguarding your legacy for the benefit of your loved ones. Maintaining your legacy and availing of Medicaid benefits should not be mutually exclusive.

Speak to one of our experienced Medicaid planning attorneys at (718) 713-808 today to learn more about how we can help. 

How an Experienced Brooklyn Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Can Help

Planning for long-term care should start before you need it. By planning in advance, you may have more options available for protecting your assets and avoid having to face the possibility of spending down your assets. Your estate planning attorney can assist you in establishing trusts and creating an asset protection strategy that would take into account your estate planning goals. 

Estate planning can provide you and your family with a sense of security and peace of mind that you can enjoy quality long-term care without running your finances to the ground. A Brooklyn estate planning and elder law attorney can assist you in helping you understand your rights under the law and what measures you can take to protect your estate and your family without breaking the law. 

Other concerns estate planning can assist you with is setting up a trust for your loved ones that allow you to decide who gets what assets, as well as when and how, and ensuring that the process of probate can be avoided. Aside from Medicaid planning, we can also assist you with establishing safeguards in case of incapacity to avoid guardianship by creating powers of attorney and health care proxies. Estate planning can also help you protect assets such as real estate and allow you to maximize tax benefits where possible.

To maximize the benefits of estate planning, it’s important to have a holistic approach that can take into account all aspects of your financial situation. We love a team approach and will work with your financial advisor and accountant to make sure all your considerations are taken into account!  Our estate planning and elder law attorneys at New York Legacy Lawyers can take a comprehensive look at your unique circumstances to provide a tailored estate planning approach.

Contact us today at (718) 713-8080 to learn more about how we can help you.

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Your golden years are meant to be a time when you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. It’s a time that many have set aside for traveling, taking up new hobbies, and spending quality time with their expanding families. However, these years are often interrupted by deteriorating health and financial concerns, which add an undue burden to our elders and their family members. The cost of elder care can be astronomical, causing children to sacrifice their own well-being in order to care for their parents. Many people do not realize that they might be eligible for Medicaid coverage or understand the range of benefits that are available to them. New York Legacy Lawyers can help you or your senior loved one meet these challenges by walking you through every step of the Medicaid process. We work diligently to ensure that our elders are able to continue enjoying a high quality of life as they advance in years.

The high cost of long-term care has made planning a critically important issue for most seniors and their families. In fact, most seniors will likely require some form of long-term care. Sadly, many of them are unprepared for the significant financial burdens it places on their family’s hard earned savings. Financial devastation looms large for a family facing ongoing care at a rate of $13,000 or more per month.

Our firm routinely works with individuals, and their caregivers, to guide them through the challenging financial and legal decisions which occur as they grow older and require ongoing care. While there are significant federal and state benefit programs which were designed to assist the elderly, far too many people fail to understand how these programs function and what is required for eligibility. We work closely with our clients to ensure they have an understanding of the many legal options to protect assets and qualify for benefits that will help pay for long-term care.

Yana says: “There are four ways to pay for long term care:

  1. Self-pay, either from money in the bank or by having your family members disrupt their lives and careers to provide care for you.
  2. Long term care insurance is a great option, but it can be too expensive or hard to get. Even if you have LTC insurance, how much care will it cover? Might you STILL need Medicaid when it runs out?
  3. VA benefits – will only cover certain Veterans and their surviving spouses.
  4. Medicare does NOT cover what is called “custodial care”. Except for some rehab after a hospitalization or some skilled nursing care after you go home for a few hours a day for a few months. Medicaid is usually the only program that you can look to in order to cover the cost of long-term care.”

$400-$450 per DAY is the cost is a nursing home in New York City. If you receive care at home, your money may go further. You may not need to spend money, but your child or relative may need to quit their job or give up their home in order to provide you with care. None of these are very attractive options for most of our clients.

While some seniors are able to afford private care, the cost of long-term care can easily wipe out savings of all but the wealthiest families in a matter of years. Those who have planned ahead by purchasing long-term care insurance have a degree of certainty and peace of mind, knowing that they have a lesser need to rely on other sources in the future. Unfortunately, many can’t afford the high cost of long term care insurance or worse, because of age or medical conditions, cannot qualify for long term care insurance. If you do have long-term care insurance, you should be aware of what your policy covers. Many policies have high deductibles or provide for only a short period of care in a medical facility. In fact, many who have long-term care insurance still have to resort to Medicaid to pay for their care.

Veterans and their surviving spouses who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.

The final option to cover the cost of long term care is Medicaid. A joint federal-state program, Medicaid provides medical assistance to low-income individuals, including those who are 65 or older, disabled or blind. Medicaid is the single largest payer of nursing home bills in America and serves as the option of last resort for people who have no other way to finance their long-term care. Although Medicaid eligibility rules vary from state to state, federal minimum standards and guidelines must be observed. It is our opinion that New York States has one of the most comprehensive Medicaid programs in the country.

Yana says: “Many people do not know that with careful planning they may position themselves to be Medicaid eligible in the event they require long-term care, either in a nursing home or at home.”

There are strict income and resource guidelines which a Medicaid applicant must meet in order to qualify.  In New York State, a single applicant’s “countable resources” cannot exceed $14,850 (a couple cannot exceed $21,750). Certain assets, such as the primary residence and pre-tax retirement accounts may be exempt from the calculation of resources. PROVIDE LINK TO MORE INFO  Further, the Medicaid Applicant’s income cannot be more than $825/$1,209 per month. Although this limit is very low and would prevent most of our clients from being eligible for Medicaid, there is a very simple solution called a Pooled Income Trust or Pooled Supplemental Needs Trust.  PROVIDE LINK TO INFORMATION ABOUT POOLED TRUST ON THE MEDICAID APPLICATION PAGE Our attorneys will work with you and your family so that your loved one may qualify for Medicaid.

While Medicaid eligibility with respect to long-term care was not overly restrictive in the past, there has been a steady drift towards more complex and limiting rules, the latest being the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 which went into effect in 2006. These changes have resulted in complex eligibility requirements for those in need of Medicaid benefits. It’s no longer as easy as reviewing one’s bank statements. There are a myriad of regulations involving look-back periods, income caps, transfer penalties and waiting periods to plan around. Here at Yana Feldman & Associates, PLLC, we are experienced in designing a Medicaid Plan that will help ensure you qualify for coverage and will not have to exhaust all your assets to meet the great expense of long term care.

Far too often, seniors wait until they fall ill and require care to seek the assistance of an attorney. Unfortunately, in waiting for a crisis, seniors and their caregivers often encounter more hurdles for qualification and exorbitant levels of stress during an already difficult time. Our attorneys routinely assist clients with pre-Medicaid planning, developing a long-term plan which seeks to protect assets through traditional estate planning functions (asset protection tools such as trusts, life estates and annuities) while coordinating private insurance, veterans benefits and other resources which may be available to pay for future care, without draining all of the family’s assets.

During your intake, we will discuss your specific family needs and concerns, your income and your assets in order to create the most effective Medicaid Plan for you.  We will consider several strategies, including sheltering your assets in a manner that results in Medicaid treating them as non-countable, or exempt.  Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning intersect, as most often the motive for asset protection is the availability of assets to provide a legacy for your family members.  If you have a spouse, we will help you to maximize the benefits of your Medicaid Plan for your spouse, and help to ensure that he or she retains your marital assets to the fullest extent of the law.

We understand that sometimes the need for long term care arises without a Medicaid Plan being in place.  We can help you, or your loved one acting on your behalf, to apply for Medicaid as of the time you require long term care.  The rules are complex, and include what is known as a five-year look-back for coverage of nursing home care services.  (There is no look back for home care services.) Even without a pre-existing Medicaid Plan, we are usually able to preserve at least 50% of an individual’s assets if they must enter a nursing home. There are a number of complicated rules as to what is or is not an exempt transfer that does not cause any period of eligibility. LINK HERE TO APPLICATION RULES

Yana says: While there is a FIVE YEAR look back on all transfers made for less than fair market value if you apply for Medicaid to cover the costs of nursing home care. Any such transfers can cause a period of ineligibility called the “penalty period”. However, there is NO LOOK BACK period and NO “PENALTY PERIOD” if you apply for “Community Medicaid”, which can cover up to 24 hours a day of care at home!

The potential value of Medicaid Planning can add up to thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in long term care savings.  With our expert guidance, you can rest assured that the Medicaid Plan we create for you will provide for your long term care and safeguard your assets for your family’s benefit.

Even if you haven’t taken time to plan for Medicaid eligibility, there are a number of tools at your disposal to obtain eligibility. Our firm routinely assists clients who are just starting the process and need to qualify immediately. In these situations, we work directly with seniors, caregivers, social workers, care facilities and healthcare providers to identify the best environment for your ongoing care. We work with you to complete the Medicaid application, transfer or retitle assets, and when necessary, “spend down to qualify” in a meaningful way which won’t waste your hard earned assets but instead benefit your loved ones for years to come.

Our law firm has the experience and knowledge to help you avoid the financial ruin associated with the high cost of long-term care. Contact us today to learn more about the issues surrounding Medicaid eligibility and to begin the planning and application process.

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How are annuities used in planning for Medicaid, and are they exempt from spend down requirements?

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Can you explain the eligibility criteria for a community spouse when it comes to Medicaid benefits?

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How can Medicaid attorneys advise on the transfer of assets without violating Medicaid’s look-back period?

How do Medicaid lawyers assist in planning for long-term care while protecting a client’s wealth and income?

How does a Medicaid attorney ensure that my children’s property and assets are protected when planning for my potential need for nursing home care?

What are the key aspects of law that a Medicaid lawyer should be familiar with when dealing with Medicaid and nursing home care issues?

How do Medicaid attorneys help clients navigate the complex health care system, especially when it comes to nursing homes and long-term care?

How can a Medicaid lawyer assist with estate planning to ensure assets are protected while still maintaining Medicaid eligibility?

How does a Medicaid attorney help patients understand their rights and options when it comes to health care and nursing homes?

What strategies do Medicaid lawyers use to protect liquid assets and property when planning for long-term care?

How do Medicaid attorneys interpret and apply the law to help clients qualify for Medicaid while preserving their wealth?

How can a Medicaid lawyer help prepare for the potential need for nursing home care without depleting all assets?

What expertise does a Medicaid attorney bring to the table when planning for long-term care, considering the complex laws and high costs of nursing homes?

How do Medicaid lawyers guide clients in managing their income and assets to ensure they meet Medicaid eligibility requirements?

How can Medicaid attorneys assist families in navigating the health care system and law to make the best possible decisions for their loved ones’ long-term care?

What are the roles and responsibilities of a Medicaid attorney in the context of nursing home care and estate planning?

How do Medicaid lawyers contribute to safeguarding the health and wealth of patients when planning for nursing home care?

How can a Medicaid attorney help in preventing the depletion of all liquid assets when planning for long-term nursing home care?

What are the advantages of consulting with Medicaid attorneys when dealing with long-term health care issues?

How can a Medicaid lawyer help in understanding and applying the law for Medicaid eligibility while considering children’s assets and education expenses?

Can Medicaid lawyers provide assistance in estate planning to protect the property and assets of my children?

How do Medicaid attorneys help with the asset management process for patients going into long-term care or nursing homes?

How does a Medicaid lawyer approach protecting the property and liquid assets of my children while planning for my potential health care needs?

How do Medicaid attorneys interpret Medicaid law to help clients maintain their wealth and income?

When should one contact a Medicaid attorney or Medicaid lawyer for advice on long-term care and nursing home preparation?

How do Medicaid lawyers manage the balance between income, assets, and eligibility for Medicaid benefits?

How do Medicaid attorneys help patients plan for the future, considering the potential need for nursing home care?

How does a Medicaid lawyer’s role change when dealing with clients who have significant wealth and assets?

How can Medicaid attorneys assist with the legal aspects of estate planning for patients with significant health care needs?

Can Medicaid lawyers provide advice on how to manage income and assets when planning for long-term care or nursing home stay?

How do Medicaid attorneys help ensure that the rights of patients in nursing homes are upheld?

How does a Medicaid lawyer contribute to the process of Medicaid eligibility while protecting the client’s wealth and assets?

How do Medicaid attorneys deal with complex Medicaid law to ensure the best health care options for their clients?

What strategies do Medicaid lawyers use to protect the property and liquid assets of families when planning for nursing home care?

How do Medicaid attorneys navigate the intersection of law, health care, and asset management when advising their clients?

What is the role of a Medicaid lawyer in navigating the complex laws around long-term care, nursing homes, and Medicaid eligibility?

How do Medicaid attorneys assist in managing the wealth, assets, and income of a patient planning for long-term care?

How does a Medicaid lawyer help families protect their wealth while ensuring their loved ones receive the best possible health care?

How do Medicaid attorneys approach the complexities of Medicaid law to better serve their clients and their health care needs?

What are the key laws that Medicaid lawyers must understand when advising clients on long-term care and nursing home preparation?

How can Medicaid attorneys assist in safeguarding the assets and wealth of a patient who might need long-term care?

How do Medicaid lawyers help clients navigate the complex health care system, especially when it comes to nursing homes and long-term care?

How does a Medicaid attorney assist with the legal aspects of estate planning to ensure the client’s assets are protected while still maintaining Medicaid eligibility?

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