Q: Dad has Medicaid+reduced rent (low income), was just approved for A&A. HELP!

Discussion in 'Tips and Resources' started by LoveBaseball62, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Dad is 87 in Massachusetts, has full MassHealth (Medicaid) with his "Frail Elder Waiver". Mom has basic MassHealth. Their monthly income combined is $2500...
    Dad was approved for A&A , his benefit is approximately $1900 per month and he's been receiving it for several months. He's also eligible for a lump-sum retroactive A&A payment of approx. $12k.

    My question is, actually questions:
    - Would he lose MassHealth/Medicaid the next time they review his file, since this A&A is not income, not taxable etc?
    - The A&A is not taxable income, correct? Not "income" at all, correct? Not correct?
    - The retroactive is also not taxable, not income either, and is a reimbursement for what Mom and Dad have paid out for his care and attendance...yes? no?

    The A&A is just SO confusing!!
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Each state has different Medicaid laws, and how MA will view A&A is something we have no knowledge of.

    While A&A is not taxable income, some states look at anything that is income, so we suggest you speak with a MA Medicaid Specialist to better understand your situation.

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