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Medicaid Income Test

Information from a New York City Medicaid Lawyer

Are you considering applying for Medicaid in the New York City area? Are you concerned that you may not qualify due to allowed income levels? Depending on your income level, you may not be eligible to receive Medicaid, or you may be required to pay excess income toward your nursing home care. Our elder law attorney at Melnik Law Group, PLLC can talk to you about how the income test may affect your ability to receive benefits.

In New York, there are varying allowed income levels that apply to persons 65 years and older who are applying for Medicaid. Depending on the amount of income that you receive in a month or year, you may be eligible to receive Medicaid benefits. Following is a brief outline of the allowed income levels for a person aged 65 years or older, for 2012:

  • Individual monthly income - $792
  • Individual yearly income - $9,500
  • 2-person household monthly income - $1,159
  • 2-person household yearly income - $13,900
  • 3-person household monthly income - $1,333
  • 3-person household yearly income - $15,985

If applicable, the income of legally responsible relatives in the household will also be counted toward the applicant's income level. Allowed income levels may change, so it is important to talk to your Medicaid attorney for up-to-date information that will affect your particular case.

Will You Pass the Income Test?

At the firm, our New York Medicaid attorney team can provide financial and legal assistance as you seek the benefits you need. With our experience in long term care and life care planning, we can help determine how to best protect your income and assets while still helping you qualify for Medicaid. We can then assist you through the application process to help you seek maximum coverage.


Contact Attorney Melnik at our firm today to talk about how we can help with the income test in qualifying for benefits.


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