Medicare Open Enrollment, Original Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Part C Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Donut Hole Partially Plugged

The following article was written by guest author Lindsay Engle, editor of Medicare FAQ, and Lindsay is solely  responsible for its content.  As with all our blog posts, please remember that this website provides general information that isn’t tailored to your particular situation and may not take into account updates, … Continue reading

New SSI POMS on Sole Benefit Rule for SNT’s

A few months ago, the Social Security Administration released new POMS on the sole benefit rule for first-party special needs trusts. A first-party special needs trust (SNT) is an SNT established to hold the property of the beneficiary – the disabled person.  Often this is funded as part of a … Continue reading

Using Qualified Income Trusts to Qualify for Medicaid to Fund Long Term Care

To qualify for Medicaid to fund long term care in New Jersey, your monthly Medicaid countable income must not exceed Medicaid income caps– $2,250 per month for an unmarried applicant in 2018. However, not all receipts are Medicaid countable income, and even if your Medicaid countable income exceeds long term … Continue reading

NJ Medicaid Changes Penalty Divisor

New Jersey Medicaid recently changed the way it calculates penalties for gifts. New Jersey residents can qualify for New Jersey Medicaid, a government program that can pay for long term care in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or with home health aides. However, when you apply for long term … Continue reading

NJ Medicaid to issue new Regulations on Trusts

New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS), recently posted notice that it will issue new regulations on how Medicaid laws and rules apply to trusts, including special needs trusts and qualified income trusts. Why does this matter to you? Well, if you have … Continue reading

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