Jun 11, 2015 - 11:02 AM
Each state designates a Medicaid recipient’s level of savings that must be maintained. All other income goes to the state, to pay for the individual’s care and support. It may be that your mom’s SS income keeps her below the required savings level.
Each state has a means of monitoring the person’s income and savings. I have trouble believing that the state would not be aware that she was receiving the SS payment. I think it is risky trying to hide a payment. Her Medicaid case manager is the one who can explain regulations regarding your mother’s income. However, the case manager is not likely to share that information with anyone other than your mother or whoever has her legal power of attorney.
The 100 day Medicare coverage for rehab does vary. First of all, there needs to be a documented need for skilled nursing or therapy throughout the 100 days. The coverage for the 100 days does vary. The first 20 days are fully covered by Medicare, but after that, a co-payment is required. Since your mother is on Medicaid, they will cover the co-payment.
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