Monthly Archives November 2014

Indiana Special Income Level Increases

IMPORTANT NOTICE Indiana Special Income Level Increases January 1, 2015 Indiana now has an income cap for Hoosiers needing Medicaid assistance in nursing homes and for waiver services. A person’s income in excess of the special income level must be deposited into a qualified income trust each month. The special income level was $2,163 in 2014. This increases to $2,199 on January 1, 2015. Recipients with a qualified income trust (Miller Trust) will need to put their income in excess of $2,199 into a qualified income trust each month starting January 1, 2015.              
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Categories: Article and Medicaid Planning.

Important –Medicaid Rule Changes

Important –Medicaid Rule Changes The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration made major changes in the Indiana Medicaid Program. The Indiana Medicaid rule changes which went into effect on June 1, 2014, include: Indiana will now defer to disability determinations made by the Social Security Administration. Folks on SSI will automatically be enrolled in Medicaid. The “spend down” provisions will be eliminated for most folks receiving Medicaid benefits in the community. The asset limit will increase from $1,500 to $2,000 for a single person and from $2,250 to $3,000 for a married couple. The “spend down” system will be replaced
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Categories: Article and Medicaid Planning.