frequently asked questions

These are questions commonly asked to our Nebraska Elder Planning advisers.

Q: I made a gift within the last five years and now I am living in a nursing home. Am I still eligible to receive assistance from Medicaid?

A: Yes. It is still possible to receive assistance from Medicaid, but all gifts in the last five years will be reviewed by the state agency that administers the Medicaid program.​

Q: If I'm already in a nursing home and would like to receive Medicaid benefits. Can I still protect my assets?

A: In most situations, all of the stay-at-home spouse's assets can be protected if the proper steps are taken

Q: If I receive Medicaid assistance, can I protect assets by transferring them to my adult children?

A: If gifts are made to children without the proper steps being taken, this could jeopardize the parent's eligibility by creating an ineligibility period. It can be done, but it usually must be coordinated with one important step.​

Q: Why haven't my other advisors been able to help me with Nebraska Medicaid questions?

A: The Medicaid application process can be complicated. Most advisors have never been trained in the intricacies of this system. In fact, many advisors are putting clients in situations that are jeopardizing their eligibility.

Q: Why can't Health and Human Services show me how to protect my assets if I am on Medicaid?

A: The case workers are simply overworked and it is not their job to assist you in protecting your assets.

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