2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid Eligibility Related to Life Estates (language only)

Item 306 #6c

Item 306 #6c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 288, line 41, after "facility.", insert:
"This provision shall apply only to life estates created after the effective date of agency regulations implementing this provision."

(This language clarifies that only new life estates are subject to the change in policy. The introduced budget includes language requiring that all life estates count as a resource in the determination of Medicaid eligibility for covered groups for which a resource determination is required, including those individuals requesting Medicaid payment of long-term care services.  Life estates held in the property serving as the principal residence at the time an individual becomes institutionalized are not a countable resource in the Medicaid determination for the first six months following admission to a long-term care facility.)