2007 Medicaid Eligibility Levels

January 3, 2007

This issue of the Koldin Law Center e-mail mailing list reviews the Medicaid eligibility levels for 2007 recently issued by New York State:

Medicaid Financial Eligibility for a Single Person:

Life Savings: $4,200

Monthly Income if in Nursing Home: $50

Monthly Income if Receiving Home Care: $700

Medicaid Financial Eligibility for Married Couple:

Nursing Home:

Life Savings for Institutionalized Spouse: $4,200

Life Savings for At-Home Spouse: $74,820-$101,640

Monthly Income for Institutionalized Spouse: $50

Monthly Income for At-Home Spouse: $2,541

Home Care:

Life Savings for Couple: $5,400

Income for Couple: $900

Note: The Healthy Spouse can keep substantially more income and life savings when the ill spouse is institutionalized. The law does not encourage home care. By planning in advance, assets can be protected and home care becomes a more viable option.

Transfer of Assets:

The Lookback period is now 5 years for all transfers.

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