Ohio Medicaid 2020 Miller Trust inflation adjustment

The Ohio Medicaid annual inflation adjustment for income eligibility was just published by the Ohio Department of Medicaid. An applicant with income over the income standard is ineligible for Medicaid even if one dollar over the limit. For residents of skilled nursing facilities, the new income standard for 2020 is $2349 per month. Any current nursing home resident’s on Medicaid should check to verify that their gross monthly income before deductions is less than $2349. If over, you need to immediately set up a special trust called a Qualified Income Trust (aka Miller Trust) which can be used to achieve eligibility.