Medicaid, medicare and nursing home planning information in New York

Nursing Homes Can’t Take Stimulus Checks

Nursing Homes Can’t Take Stimulus Checks

Nursing Homes Can’t Take Stimulus Checks The Federal Trade Commission has warned nursing homes and assisted living residences that they cannot require residents on Medicaid to sign over their Covid-19 stimulus checks to pay for their care bills. According to the CARES Act, those economic impact checks are considered tax credits which do not count as…

5 Qualifying Medicaid Tips

5 Qualifying Medicaid Tips

5 Qualifying Medicaid Tips 5 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Qualifying for Medicaid Download Our Free Medicaid eBook Your health and the health of your family are two of your highest priorities, and nothing should stand in the way of your family’s well-being. You can preserve your family’s assets, while accessing long term care…

Tools to Pay for Long-Term Health Care and Protect Your Estate

Tools to Pay for Long-Term Health Care and Protect Your Estate

Tools to Pay for Long-Term Health Care and Protect Your Estate Medicaid planning Download Our Free Medicaid eBook Retirement should be an age of few worries. However, after the first few weeks or even years of leisure, travel, and time spent with your family, you may begin to harbor growing concerns about protecting your rights…

Buffalo Elder Law Attorney Discusses Medicaid Penalties

Buffalo Elder Law Attorney Discusses Medicaid Penalties

Buffalo Elder Law Attorney Discusses Medicaid Penalties As a Buffalo Elder Law Attorney, people often ask me about the penalty for the five-year look-back period. Essentially if you’ve made any gifts in the past five years prior to applying for Medicaid, you will be penalized. Gifts are those that are done in anticipation of going…

Buffalo Elder Law Attorney Discusses NY Statutory Power of Attorney Gift Rider

Buffalo Elder Law Attorney Discusses NY Statutory Power of Attorney Gift Rider

Buffalo Elder Law Attorney Discusses NY Statutory Power of Attorney Gift Rider As a Buffalo Elder Law Attorney, I am often asked what is the power of attorney statutory gift rider. This rider has been around since 2009 with the major changes in the powers of attorney. The basic power of attorney now authorizes the…

Buffalo Elder Law Attorney Discusses Real Estate Exemption for Medicaid Eligibility

Buffalo Elder Law Attorney Discusses Real Estate Exemption for Medicaid Eligibility

Buffalo Elder Law Attorney Discusses Real Estate Exemption for Medicaid Eligibility As a Buffalo Elder Law Attorney, many of my clients’ most valuable asset is their home. There are many protections for those who are going to nursing homes that own homes. First off, if you have a child caregiver, you may be able to…