“After I go into a nursing home and I’ve qualified for Medicaid, what happens to my income?”
Well, a large portion of your income has to be used to pay for care at the nursing home, like a copay. This is called the consumer contribution, but we've always known it as patient liability.
Medicaid Patient Liability for an unmarried person is a simple calculation
Medicaid Patient Liability for a married person can become more complicated.
This video is just a real quick synopsis of a very complicated number and factoring system, especially when we get into the spousal cases. So, it's another very important reason to work with an elder law attorney, because we want to make sure that person in the community gets the absolute maximum.
If you or a loved one is a nursing home and on Medicaid, our team at Richard A. Myers, Jr. & Associates, LLC Senior Planning Attorneys can help you navigate patient liability and much more.