Christina Lesher and her team at The Law Office of Christina Lesher in Houston, Texas, can help you establish a Miller Trust, 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 $2,742 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
- Carefully 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 (713) 529-5900.
5615 Kirby Drive Suite 412
Houston, TX 77005
P: (713) 529-5900