Can MERP claim be avoided?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on November 14, 2017. Dear Mr. Premack: Our widowed mom was in a nursing home on Medicaid. She died this July. Her Will leaves her house to all her children. Last month MERP sent me a claim letter stating they will file a claim against…

Medicaid block grants could hurt seniors

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on February 14, 2017. Dear Mr. Premack: I have been following various proposals from the Trump Administration, and am very concerned about the possibility that they will convert Medicaid to a Block Grant program as you mentioned in your January 16 column. Can you provide…

Is a Living Trust useful in Medicaid Planning?

This column first appeared in the San Antoni0 Express News on January 16, 2017. Dear Mr. Premack: My parents are in their 80’s and have set up a Living Trust to help them qualify for nursing home Medicaid should they need financial assistance when the time comes. I had read that trusts could be used…

Homestead Limits for Texas Medicaid

Dear Mr. Premack: With regards to Medicaid, how many acres are allowed in a Homestead? Can there be a country road that runs through the property for the Homestead claim? KF Texas Medicaid regulations do not restrict the number of acres that can be counted as homestead. If there is a country road that runs…