Category: MaineCare

Tips for a MaineCare Long-Term Care Application

In Maine, the Medicaid benefit is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It is called MaineCare. MaineCare helps pay for long-term care services for medically and financially eligible individuals. The MaineCare rules regarding long-term care are complex. They include: An asset limit for countable assets A five-year look-back period Transfer penalties …

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Medicaid Estate Recovery: Will the State Take my House?

There is a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding estate recovery and the Maine Medicaid (MaineCare) long-term care benefit. One of the biggest fears we hear from aging Mainers is, “I don’t want the State to take my house.” That only happens in the context of a process called estate recovery. Estate recovery can only …

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Updates to the MaineCare Eligibility Rules Regarding Real Estate

The MaineCare program, administered by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services, provides important medical and long-term care benefits to many Mainers. There are a variety of MaineCare benefits, based on the type of services and the basis for qualifying for benefits. DHHS encapsulates the rules for these subsets of the MaineCare program within the …

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