MEDICAID SPEND-DOWN

August 29, 2012

There is a great deal of confusion regarding the spend-down of assets for Medicaid qualification. For a single person, who can only keep $1,500 in Ohio and $2,000 in Kentucky, that individual may find him or herself won­dering what the money can be spent on without causing any Medicaid disqualification. Similarly, for a married couple, […]

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When Is The Right Time To Do Medicaid Planning?

August 1, 2012

Our office receives many calls from concerned loved ones and family members wondering if or when they should start Medicaid planning. The answer: It is never too early or too late to discuss the planning options available. Below is one example of the many types of calls we get every day where we advise clients […]

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Medicare Coverage for Nursing Home Stays

May 23, 2012

Medicare provides up to 100 days of skilled nursing home coverage. However, in order to qualify, you must first have a 3 night inpatient hospital stay – observation status does not count. In addition, the patient must receive a skilled level of care in the nursing facility. In general, this means the resident must receive daily rehabilitation services. […]

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Medicaid Releases Updated 2012 Numbers

May 7, 2012

The Medicaid numbers for 2012 were recently updated. For a nursing home Medicaid recipient with a spouse living in the community, the numbers are as follows: Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $1,839 Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $2,841 Minimum Community Spousal Resource Allowance: $22,728 Maximum Community Spouse Resource Allowance: $113,640 Excess Shelter Standard: $552 Standard Utility Allowance: […]

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Elder Law and Estate Planning – New Location In West Chester

May 2, 2012

We have opened a new office in West Chester, Ohio. We now have 3 convenient locations around Greater Cincinnati. If you are looking for assistance with Elder Law, Estate Planning, or need a Medicaid Attorney, but live North of Cincinnati, please note our new address at: The Toron Law Firm 9277 Centre Pointe Drive Suite […]

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