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2024 Strategies for Long-Term Care Planning in New York

With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, long-term care planning has become an increasingly important issue across the United States, including in New York. As the population ages, more individuals will require long-term care services and supports, highlighting the need for prudent planning to cover future care costs. There have been recent developments in New York on Medicaid eligibility rules and asset protection strategies.

April 16, 2024
What Tax Season Means for a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

If you're a trustee of a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) established by a loved one—such as a parent—you might wonder about the tax implications of this role, especially as Tax Day approaches. It's crucial to understand the nuances of tax reporting for these trusts to ensure compliance and avoid potential penalties.

April 15, 2024
The Early Bird Gets the Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

After working most of your life and finally paying off your mortgage, the last thing you want is to see the assets you’ve accumulated through years of diligence fall into the government’s hands because you required long-term care either at home or in a nursing home. There is a way—a perfectly legal and legitimate way—to shield those assets and protect your children’s inheritance. But there’s no time to lose.

April 12, 2024
2024 Community Medicaid Update

The amount of income and resources an individual is allowed to have when applying for Community Medicaid has changed.

February 21, 2024
Do I Need to Update a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust?

Question: I had an irrevocable trust drawn up for me years ago. What are its benefits, and do I need to update it?

December 21, 2023
Medicare’s 100 Days Explained

Medicare never covers the full cost of a skilled nursing facility. Medicare does not always provide 100 days of rehabilitation, it will pay “up to” 100 days.

June 24, 2022
What is a Medicaid Fair Hearing?

A Fair Hearing is how to challenge a determination made by a local social services agency (“Agency”). An Administrative Law Judge from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Office (“OTDA”) precedes over the hearing.

May 27, 2022
What is a split shift and why is it so hard to get?

Community Medicaid is a government funded, need-based program that cover’s long term care services in one’s home. This means that recipients who qualify can have a home health aide help them in their home.

May 11, 2022
2023 Will Bring Expanded Eligibility for Community Medicaid

Change is coming! The New York State Fiscal Year 2023 budget expands the ability for New Yorkers to qualify for Medicaid if they are 65+ years old, blind or disabled. Effective January 1, 2023, the allowable amounts for income and assets are increasing.

April 18, 2022
Nursing Home Medicaid

If your loved one needs care now or in the future, how do you pay for it? Britt Burner discusses nursing home Medicaid eligibility and requirements.

April 18, 2022
Applying for Medicaid to Protect a Spouse

There are many misconceptions surrounding Medicaid long-term care. One persistent myth is that a couple will lose all of their assets if one of the spouses applies for Medicaid to pay for a nursing home.

January 26, 2022

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Thought Leadership

There is a BIG change on the horizon for asset and income limits for long term care Medicaid recipients.

December 14, 2022 Read Article

When residential property is owned by a trust, the trustee may sell the property if the terms of the trust permit it. The trust would be the seller of the property and the trustee must sign the listing agreement, contract of sale and closing documents.

September 23, 2022 Read Article