Decisions, Decisions: Deciding Between Medicaid and VA Pension (Advanced)

06 Oct 2017
8:20 am - 9:20 am

Decisions, Decisions: Deciding Between Medicaid and VA Pension (Advanced)

CLE Eligible

Elder law attorneys must simultaneously navigate between VA Pension Benefit rules and Medicaid rules at four key times:

1) Initially deciding whether to apply for VA or Medicaid, or both

2) A VA case matures into a Medicaid case, whether within Medicaid’s lookback period or not

3) Medicaid eligibility is obtained, impacting VA eligibility

4) Determining how Medicaid’s rules treat a VA Pension Benefit, including during initial eligibility determination, during patient responsibility calculation, and during estate recovery.

This presentation will highlight the process for successfully navigating each of these periods.