2017 Texas Nursing Home or Star+Plus Medicaid
***The individual applying for Medicaid must have medical AND financial need.***
Monthly Income cannot exceed $2,205; Total Assets cannot exceed $2,000.
Five Year Look-back Period for unapproved asset transfers with penalty of 1 day of ineligibility for every $162.41 transferred.
A knowledgeable Elder Law Attorney can help minimize the asset transfer penalty period.
Married Applicant with a Community Spouse:
Up to $3,022.50 of the couple’s combined income can be allocated for the Community Spouse. The remaining income cannot exceed $2,205.
Half of the couple’s assets, up to $120,900 can be protected for the Community Spouse. The remaining assets cannot exceed $2,000.
A knowledgeable Elder Law Attorney can help you protect even more for the Community Spouse.
Both Spouses Applying for Medicaid:
Monthly Income cannot exceed $2,205/each; Total Assets cannot exceed $3,000.
If monthly income is more than $2,205, but not enough to pay privately for nursing home care, an experienced Elder Law Attorney can determine if they are eligible for a Qualified Income Trust.
The Star+Plus Medicaid Waiver Program can pay for Assisted Living or Home Care. Learn more at www.hhsc.state.tx.us
*Information provided by attorney John R. McNair,CELA