For those who are receiving Medicaid (MassHealth), the chart below outlines the key numbers to know for 2017.
If you have any questions about what these numbers mean or would like more information on qualifying for MassHealth, please feel free to contact us.
|Community Spouse Resource Allowance:
|Resource Allowance for Individual:
What is happening?
There has been a concerning trend with MassHealth’s treatment of irrevocable trusts. What once was a reliable asset protection strategy has now become a minefield of adverse and unlawful MassHealth decisions that result in benefit ineligibility.
In a nutshell, MassHealth caseworkers and hearing officers are denying MassHealth applicants eligibility because they are interpreting many irrevocable trusts to be countable. For example, MassHealth may deny…
What is Senior Care Options?
Low income seniors may be eligible for MassHealth Standard for comprehensive medical coverage. Seniors may also have Medicare Parts A and B, as well as supplemental health insurance, such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Tufts. Together, these segregated plans provide essential medical coverage to seniors with limited means.
But are multiple layers of health insurance the best health care plan for a particular senior? Often times the answer is no. A Senior Care…