There is one additional step, obtaining clinical approval. This is done by a nurse from your local Office of Community Choice Options (OCCO). Your facility will arrange for this evaluation. If you are at home, we will guide you on how you can schedule this evaluation.
Many times, through a combination of social security, Veteran Affairs benefits, pensions, 401k accounts and other sources of income, your resources may be above the limit set by Medicaid. SilverKey will review your sources of income to determine if you are above the income cap. If so, we will educate you and assist in structuring your income in a manner that will make you eligible to be approved for Medicaid.
We are confident that the work of our experts, coupled with your full disclosure, will result in an approval. If a denial is received, we will represent you at the fair hearing. We are with you through the entire process.
You cannot transfer anything within the five year lookback for under the fair market value.
There are many different factors that go into answering this question. For example, what is the cash surrender value? Can the policy be liquidated? What is your state's asset limit? Talk to a SilverKey specialist to find out more.
In Pennsylvania, it's county-by-county. The average burial limit is between $15,000 and $18,000. A SilverKey caseworker can give you the maximum for your county.
In a skilled nursing facility (SNF), the patient will go into Medicaid Pending period which Medicaid should pay once you are approved for Medicaid. During that time, the resident should pay their income to the facility since Medicaid will not cover that portion.