January 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced its 2018 rate increases for certain wartime military veterans not dishonorably discharged or their surviving spouses to help pay for care costs ranging from being housebound to long-term care costs. However, since VA pension benefits are paid...

As of January 1, 2018, the equity limit for a homestead applicant (who is single) for the nursing home and “waiver” home care Medicaid program has increased to$572,000.  Thus, if the equity limit is less than that, it is a non-countable resource in determining Medicaid...