Christina Lesher and her team at The Law Office of Christina Lesher in Houston, Texas, can help you establish miller trusts, also known as Qualified Income Trusts (QITs). With the establishment of this type of trust, a person can obtain Medicaid nursing home coverage despite having too much income to qualify for such coverage.
In Texas, if an individual has more than $2,205 in gross monthly income, they are not eligible for Medicaid nursing home coverage. Miller Trusts provide a potential solution.
Each month, all of the income of the Medicaid beneficiary goes into the Miller Trust. The Miller Trust requires certain distributions to be made, such as co-payments to the nursing home, payment of the Medicare supplement policy and a monthly allowance to the community spouse.
Do You Need A Miller Trust?
If your loved one has too much in monthly income, they may need a Miller Trust. The establishment and administration of Miller Trusts is very complicated. If the Miller Trust is not administered properly, the recipient may lose Medicaid benefits for a month or more.
As an experienced Miller Trust and Medicaid planning attorney, Christina Lesher can:
- Help determine whether a Miller Trust is the right solution for your family
- Set up the Miller Trust
- Show you how to properly administer the Trust
- Review your case to make sure all other Medicaid eligibility requirements are met
Issues concerning long-term care for the elderly are complex. For the sake of your loved one, call us to discuss your situation. Sometimes, solving a troubling problem requires experienced and informed advice.
To arrange for an initial consultation with lawyer Christina Lesher regarding Miller Trusts call her firm at (713) 529-5900.
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