The Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program conducted a five-part Continuing Legal Education Webinar program in April and May 2016 that provides tools to understand and navigate the complex world of Medicare and Medicaid in New York. The focus is on eligibility and application procedures for older persons and people with disabilities who need help paying the out-of-pocket costs for Medicare, and cannot afford services not covered by Medicare such as home care. This series does not include Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care or managed long term care in depth.
Links to view the completed webinars and to download the materials FREE are posted in the table below.
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Medicare Basics - Navigating Costs for Low-Income Beneficiaries
Medicaid Overview – different categories of recipients
- Which “Bucket” or Category is client in – MAGI or Non-MAGI? Who has a choice of category and “mixed” households
- Who is/is not covered by the Affordable Care Act?
- Immigration & Residency Criteria
How Client Accesses Medicaid Services – Click here to register
- Learn the different types of Managed Care plans and what services they provide
- Differences for people with and without Medicare- transitions for new Medicare beneficiaries
- Differences for people seeking Medicaid home care services
Download PowerPoint presentation here
View Webinar here Recorded April 27, 2016
Focus on Disabled/Age 65+/ Blind [“DAB”] Medicaid- Part 1 – financial eligibility
- Income & Resource Rules for this “non-MAGI” category
- How Income is Budgeted –Singles vs. Couples, Spousal Refusal & Spousal Impoverishment
- Basics of Medicaid “Spend-down” and tips for reducing it
- Special rules for working people with disabilities < 65
Click here to view the webinar Recorded May 6, 2016
Download the Powerpoint here.
Download the DAB Household Size calculator chart here.
Focus on Disabled/Age 65+/ Blind [“DAB”] Medicaid- Part 2: Applications and procedures
Click here to view the webinar - How and Where to Apply for Medicaid
- Tips for Requesting “Retroactive” eligibility to cover bills in 3 months preceding application
- Tips for people how people seeking Managed Long Term Care apply for Medicaid
Download the Powerpoint here and the Sample Medicaid application here
Recorded May 6, 2016
Medicare and Medicaid for People Age 65, Blind or Disabled and Access to Long Term Care) Services in the Community
Click here to view the webinar
- Brief 1-hour overview
- Recorded July 6, 2016
Pooled Trusts and Medicaid in NYS
- Conducted by David Silva, former Asst. Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
- Recorded July 16, 2013 (not part of the Borchard series)
- Download info on pooled trusts here
Fact Sheets and Webinars on Managed Long Term Care and FIDA
• Basics – What is a Supplemental Needs Trust; types of SNTs (pooled trusts vs. individual trusts, 3rd party trusts vs. self-settled trusts)
• Using SNTs to eliminate the Medicaid Spend-down – Basics of Pooled Income Trusts (NOT a detailed explanation of all of the steps to get trust approved by Medicaid - for more on that see this Step by Step guide
• What expenses may be paid by an SNT? Different rules for Medicaid, SSI, and other benefits
• ABLE accounts – how are they different than SNTs?
Part 2 -- Options when you receive a Lump Sum vary with different benefits. Learn rules on impact of “transferring” the lump sum, spending it or depositing it into an SNT for:
• MEDICAID – differences between “MAGI” and “Non-MAGI” Medicaid
• Veteran’s Benefits (new penalties on transfers of assets since 10/2018)
• SNAP/Food Stamps
• Housing Subsidies (Section 8)
Lookback and Home Care Changes Enacted in 2020 Budget
NYLAG Evelyn Frank program conducted a webinar on September 9, 2020. Please note that the webinar says the lookback will start Jan. 1, 2021. That has since changed to April 1, 2021.
NYLAG Is Grateful to the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging
for Support for the 2016 Program