027: Is Medi-Cal for Me? Long-Term Care for Disabled People Over 65

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Are you worried that you will end up spending all of your savings on nursing home care? Yes, nursing home care does cost A LOT of money. And a high number of us will eventually be in a nursing home at some point. But it is possible, with proper planning, to become eligible for Medi-Cal if you are not already.

In this episode, we will discuss long-term care for disabled people over 65. We will break down what Medi-Cal is and how it differs from Medicare. We will also talk about how to become eligible and dispel some common myths and misconceptions regarding how Medi-Cal works.

Big Three from Episode #027:

  1. Medi-Cal and Medicare are not the same things
  2. A lot of times, people are already eligible
  3. It’s important to see what your options are in terms of long-term care insurance

Time-stamped Show Notes:

1:55–What is Medi-Cal?

2:58–This is the difference between Medicare and Medi-Cal

6:56–Here’s how you become eligible for Medi-Cal

8:34–What assets can you have to qualify for Medi-Cal?

13:21–Kirsten highlights a common misconception on exempt assets

16:35–What should you do if you have too much income?

Episode #027 Freebie:

Wonder what type of assets you’re allowed to have to be eligible for Medi-Cal? Click here to download our FREE resource, Medi-Cal Resource Limits for Nursing Home Care–it lists all the exempt assets you can have.

Resources/Tools/Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Helping You With Effective Medi-Cal Planning Strategies

More on Medi-Cal Eligibility Planning

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