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The Social Security Administration Keeps Us on Our Toes: Treatment of CARES Act Payments for SSI and Medicaid Beneficiaries; Nominating Representative Payees with the Social Security Administration

By Diane Weinberg Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, every taxpayer who received income in 2018 and 2019 below a certain threshold will receive a direct payment from the federal government. Generally, single taxpayers will receive a rebate of $1,200 ($2,400 for married couples), and eligible individuals will also receive a credit [...]

2020-04-16T11:44:03-04:00April 14th, 2020|Blog|

The Department of Community Health Introduces the Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program

July 2018 saw another significant change in the Medicaid waiver programs. Medicaid introduced the Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program, which will replace both the Community Care Services Program (CCSP) and the Services Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE). CCSP and SOURCE were Medicaid waiver programs that helped individuals at risk for going into a nursing home live at home or in the community while receiving the services that they need. 

2018-11-14T10:08:46-05:00September 18th, 2018|Blog, Elder & Special Needs Planning|

Exciting News from the Department of Community Health: Increases to Medicaid Financial Limits and the Creation of the Elderly & Disabled Waiver Program

In July 2018, the Department of Community Health increased the limit of the personal needs allowance (PNA) for individuals receiving Nursing Home Medicaid by 30 percent – from $50/month to $65/month. This announcement is exciting because it is the first increase in the PNA since 2006.

2018-11-14T10:06:36-05:00August 21st, 2018|Blog, Elder & Special Needs Planning|