Deadline to apply for Community-Based Long Term Care without a lookback period is quickly approaching! Applications filed for Medicaid in order to obtain any community-based long term care service (such as home health care services, private duty nursing services, personal care services, and assisted living program services) will have a “lookback” that will be phased in to eventually be 30 months (2.5 years). NSLS is encouraging anyone needing this type of Medicaid to apply by April 1, 2022 (even though this date is not set in stone). Applications after this date will most likely have an 18 month lookback. Every month the lookback period will increase by one month until it is 30 months in April 2023.
Nassau Suffolk Law Services has several units dedicated to helping residents apply for Managed Long Term Care, appeal Medicaid denials, and set up Supplemental Needs Trusts to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down including our Public Benefits Unit, Mental Health Law Project, Nassau Senior Citizens Law Project, Adult Care Facility Project, ICAN, and HIV/AIDS Project. Suffolk residents can call 631-232-2400. Nassau residents can call 516-292-8100.
All of our offices are now open to the public and accepting walk-ins.