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CT law now allows a person to create a testamentary or lifetime trust for the benefit of pets.  The Trust must terminate when the last surviving animal dies.  A Trustee is appointed to manage the property for the benefit of the animal and a Trust Protector is appointed to act on the animal’s behalf.  The Trustee must […]

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The Community Spouse can keep the maximum amount of allowed assets which as of January 2010 was $109,560.00. AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID LONG-TERM CARE COVERAGE FOR MARRIED COUPLES.  S.B. 370, PA 10-73 is effective May 27, 2010.

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Substitute Senate Bill 360, AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID LONG-TERM CARE COVERAGE FOR MARRIED COUPLES, states: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provision of subsection (g) of section 17b-261 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Social Services shall amend […]

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Reverse Mortgage/Home Equity proceeds excluded. CT Legislators just passed a bill that allows those applying for or on the CT Home Care Program for Elders to exclude loan proceeds from a reverse mortgage, home equity loan or other loan instrument from being counted as assets or income.  After the DRA 2005 these proceeds have been counted as income and many people have not received home […]

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Medicaid Spend down allow Community Spouse to keep assets to provide for themselves.

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SB 233 Discharge of Patients for non-payment of Applied Income. Proposed discharge of most vulnerable nursing home population.  Impact impoverished nursing home residents in need of 24/7 care and on Medicaid/Title 19.   Contact legislator to voice opposition.  See ct.gov SB 233.

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DSS is now required to submit CMS and other status reports to the Legislature. This will help keep the Legislature informed regarding changes, delays, deferment of the MFP. PA 09-17, effective 7/1/2009

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Personal care assistants were added as a covered services under the CHCPE (CT’s home care program for 65 and over who have LTC needs). Public Act 09-64, effective April 1, 2010

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Effective July 1, 2009 the use of SNT is authorized under the AABD program to reduce the countable income of certain individuals who live in resdiential care homes.  PA09-73

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