When NOT to file a Medicaid application

There is a subtle but important distinction between the Medicaid look-back rule and the ineligibility rule – while the look-back period is limited to five years, the ineligibility period is not. Think about that. If you file a Medicaid application, the state asks you...

What is the Medicaid look-back period?

An applicant for Medicaid must report transfers of assets made in the five years (60 months) prior to applying. This period of time is called the “look-back” period. Here are the basics of how it works in Pennsylvania. When is it? In most cases, it’s the 60...