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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Fact Sheet Explaining Basic Rules on NYS Financial Medicaid Eligibility for People who are Disabled, Aged 65+, or Blind

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Posted: 17 Nov, 2010
by Valerie Bogart (New York Legal Assistance Group)
Updated: 22 Jan, 2017
by Valerie Bogart (New York Legal Assistance Group)

This Fact Sheet (updated Jan.. 2017) is intended for people who are age 65+ or who have disabilities, or their family members and caregivers.  It explains the basic financial rules on eligibility for Medicaid in the community for this category of people.  Community Medicaid  includes all hospital and doctors' care, and the various home care programs.   The rules for eligibility for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care are different, such as the rules on transfer of assets.  These are explained very briefly here but more extensively in these articles.

The reason this Fact Sheet is only for people who are Disabled, Aged 65+ and Blind ("DAB")(a/k/a "SSI-related) is that the rules are very different for people under age 65 who are not disabled. 

This article was authored by the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of New York Legal Assistance Group.


Attached files
file Medicaid Basic - 2017.pdf (634 kb)
file ResourceDisregards.pdf (66 kb)
file IncomeDisregards.pdf (106 kb)

Also read
document Medicaid Personal Care or Home Attendant Services
document Income and Resource Limits for New York State Public Health Insurance Programs
document How to use funeral planning to become eligible for Medicaid (updated fact sheet - 2015)
document Transfer of Asset Rules in Medicaid -- The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
document The Various Types of Medicaid Home Care in New York State
document Medicaid Spend-Down
document The Medicaid Buy-In for Working People With Disabilities (MBI-WPD)
document Medicaid Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) Services
document Where to Apply for Medicaid and Medicaid Home Care in New York City
document Elimination of resource test for adults in Family Health Plus and many adults in Medicaid
document Nursing Home Medicaid Coverage - Basic Financial Eligibility Rules about Income, Resources, and Spousal Protections
document Medicaid Resource and Income Disregards
document Know Your Rights: NYLAG Webinars on Medicare and Medicaid -

Also listed in
folder Medicaid -> Getting Started
folder Medicaid -> Financial Eligibility
folder Medicaid -> Home Care
folder Medicaid -> Applying For and Keeping Medicaid

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