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Establishing a Miller Trust

Establishing a Miller trust

For individuals residing in nursing homes, or who are receiving the Home- and Community-Based Services under a Medicaid waiver, the applicable income standard is $2,349 per month, amount effective January 1, 2020. Individuals who exceed this amount will no longer be eligible for Medicaid unless the individual has a valid Miller trust.

A Miller trust is a special legal arrangement for holding some of your income. This will allow you to put a specific amount into the Miller trust so that your income is less than the standard in order to remain eligible for Medicaid.

If you think you need a Miller trust in order to stay eligible for Medicaid, you may want to contact an attorney for advice on how to establish a Miller trust.