Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - A federally funded program that provides cash assistance to low income families.
Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Program - A Medicaid waiver program in New York State which provides services for people diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, or other related diagnosis, to allow them to remain in their homes. Services covered by this wavier can include service coordination, independent living skills and training, structured day programs, substance abuse programs, intensive behavioral programs, community integration counseling, home and community support services, environmental modifications, respite care, assistive technology, transportation, and community transition services.
An applicant for Medicaid coverage of a nursing home stay will be subject to a transfer penalty if they gave away money or property within a certain period of time (the "look-back period") before applying for Medicaid. If a transfer is found during a look-back period that does not fall under one of the Medicaid exemptions, then a penalty period is calculated based on the amount of money transferred. The penalty is a certain number of months, beginning when the applicant is in the nursing home and applies for Medicaid, during which Medicaid will not pay for the nursing home care.
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