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Revised Medicaid Rules For Nursing Home Benefits
August 12, 2022

There have been changes to two key numbers Florida uses when assessing an applicant’s eligibility for Medicaid nursing home benefits. These changes went into effect July 1, 2022. Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance The income of an applicant’s spouse is…

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Joe and Jon Karp on “Oh My God I’m Getting Older And So Is My Mom”
July 22, 2022

Oh My God I’m Getting Older And So Is My Mom on July 18 featured Joseph Karp and Jonathan Karp. The father-son lawyer duo had a lively discussion with host Scott Greenberg about some intriguing topics: why some people are…

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Medicaid Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance Increases
June 25, 2022

Florida Medicaid’s Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance, MMMNA for short, increases to $2,288.75 effective July 1, 2022 (up from $2,177.50). This is an important change if you or a loved one apply for Medicaid benefits for nursing home care in…

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What Grandparents Should Know About 529 Plan Impact on Taxes, Medicaid Eligibility
June 12, 2022

Good news if you are a grandparent who owns a 529 account, and for your account beneficiary: Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, contributions you make to a 529 plan need not be reported on the student’s FAFSA application (Free…

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ABLE Account Annual Contribution Limit Rises
February 26, 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, the maximum annual contribution to an ABLE account is $16,000 (up from $15,000). Florida was among the first states in the nation to establish ABLE saving accounts. ABLE is the acronym for “Achieving A Better Life…

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Florida Medicaid Eligibility Numbers Change January 1, 2022
December 24, 2021

  Many Florida seniors and their families incorrectly assume they will not qualify for Florida Medicaid benefits for long-term care because they do not appear to meet all the financial criteria. This post tells tells you how, with guidance from…

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Personal Services Contract Can Help You Qualify For Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits, Preserve Assets
September 7, 2021

    It is a common misconception that you cannot get Medicaid benefits for long-term nursing care until you “spend” down” your nest egg. Depending on your specific circumstances, there are a variety of legal tools that can be employed…

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Two Florida Medicaid Changes to Know About
July 18, 2021

The eligibility criteria for Florida Medicaid benefits are always changing. Our Florida elder law attorneys stay current with every change. With expert planning from The Karp Kaw Firm’s attorneys, your loved one may qualify for benefits without you having to…

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If I Apply For Medicaid, Will The State Of Florida Take My Home?
May 25, 2021

Many people have misconceptions about the rules for obtaining Florida Medicaid benefits for nursing home costs. This is not surprising, considering that the Medicaid program is vast, and its rules are complex and differ from state to state. Before clients…

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Florida Long-Term Care Costs Increase
Florida Long-Term Care Costs Increase
February 13, 2021

The cost of long term care in all forms continues to increase, to no one’s surprise. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey was just released, revealing continuing cost increases in Florida as well as nationally. Costs in 2020 of…

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