6/2/2014 0 Comments
Starting June 1, 2014 all Medicaid recipients who have income over $2,163 must establish a Miller Trust to maintain or establish Medicaid eligibility. This new law has created confusion and frustration among Medicaid recipients and practitioners alike. We anticipate that even if a recipient established a Miller Trust and sent the required documentation to the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) the recipient may receive a discontinue notice from Medicaid due to the backlog at FSSA in reviewing the trust documents.
If you receive a discontinue notice from Medicaid because your income is higher than $2,163 and you have already sent your Miller Trust documents to FSSA, you must appeal the decision. Note:
If you failed to establish the Miller Trust and submit the documentation to the FSSA before June 1, 2014 you can still appeal and work on establishing the trust during the appeal. The FSSA has information about Miller Trusts here.
Ken and Sara are happy to answer any questions you may have about your Medicaid eligibility.
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