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I Lost My Medicaid, Food Stamps, or TANF. What Do I Do?

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Information for People Who Cannot Afford Nursing Care

Kentucky Medicaid rules have changed. There is a limit on the amount of income that a person can have when they receive help from Medicaid for: care in Nursing Home, or care in institutional Hospice, or home care under the community-based waiver services programIf the person's income is more than $2022 per month (2009 amount), they will be told that they are not eligible for Medicaid unless they set up a "Qualifying Income Trust (QIT)" or "Miller Trust". more...

Instructions for QIT Trustees

A Qualifying Income Trust ("QIT") should never contain anything except the Beneficiary's ("B's") income. Do not ever allow money that belongs to anyone else to be placed in the account, and do not allow B to deposit anything except current income to the trust account (no savings). more...

Preparing a Qualifying Income Trust (QIT) in Kentucky

Need for QIT. Kentucky residents who are in long term care facilities or institutional Hospice, or receiving community-based waiver services, can no longer qualify for Medicaid through "spend down". These individuals must now meet the "special income standard", which is three times the amount of the Supplemental Security Income benefit. Kentucky's current (2009) special income standard is $2022 per month for an individual. more...

Qualifying Income Trusts: Questions and Answers

1. I have been (or my family member has been) notified that Medicaidis requiring the establishment of a Qualifying Income Trust. What is this? This is an arrangement which allows a person whose income is too high to qualify for Medicaid to "shelter" some of their income in order to become eligible.2. But I am (or my family member is) already on Medicaid, so why do I need to make a change? more...

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