The look back period will increase 2.5 years starting October 1st, 2020.
Now is the time to plan. Any uncompensated transfers by the applicant and/or their spouse will create a 30-month period of ineligibility during which Medicaid will not pay for your homecare.
Additionally, to be eligible for Personal Care Services, the applicant will need to require assistance with three (3) Activities of Daily Living (or ADLs). Activities of Daily Living include, but are not limited to: personal hygiene (bathing & grooming), dressing & undressing, meal preparation & feeding, maintaining continence, transferring/mobility (ambulation) and Memory Care and Stimulation (Alzheimer's and Dementia). The treatment protocol is no longer recommended by the Medicaid recipient’s treating physician, but by a qualified independent physician selected by the Department of Health.
Proactive planning is critical. Individuals and their families are able to significantly protect and preserve more of their assets by not delaying and waiting until the need for Medicaid benefits arises.
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