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Medicaid eligibility and joint account

Unreachable Joint Account Makes Applicant Ineligible for Medicaid

NOVEMBER 14, 2016 VOLUME 23 NUMBER 43 Paul (that’s not his real name) needed long-term care. His health and his mental capability had both declined, and he could no longer handle his personal affairs nor take care of himself. Paul’s assets included a car (titled in his and his daughter’s names) and three Bank of …

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Medicare Savings Programs

Medicare Savings Programs: QMB, SLMB, QI, QDWI and Extra Help

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 6 Health care programs for the elderly, the poor and the disabled can be complicated and confusing. We frequently find that clients are unclear about the differences — in eligibility and in coverage — between Medicare and Medicaid, for instance. Add in the fact that Arizona calls its Medicaid …

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Not a Policy Wonk or Wannabe? Skip This Week’s Elder Law Issues

AUGUST 6, 2012 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 30 The Director of Arizona’s Medicaid program (AHCCCS – the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System) testified last month before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, and his remarks caught our attention. Director Thomas Betlach was testifying about “dual eligibles” — people who are eligible for both …

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We Invite Your Questions, and Answer a Few

MAY 30, 2011 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 19 Periodically we try to answer some of our readers’ frequent questions, which we enjoy receiving. Some more recent questions and our quick attempts at simple answers follow. Remember, please, that slight variations in fact patterns can lead to different answers; these are intended as illustrations and guidance, not …

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Can my brother's special needs trust pay his taxes

Can My Brother’s Special Needs Trust Pay His Property Taxes?

DECEMBER 6, 2010 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 37 A client’s question: My brother has a special needs trust, and I am the trustee. He lives in his condo and gets services from AHCCCS and ALTCS. Can the trust pay his property taxes? Interesting question. The answer isn’t as easy or straightforward as it ought to be. …

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