Pennsylvania, PA
 
Frequently Asked Questions About Health and Human Services
 
 
Long Term Care Facilities

You should apply for every benefit that you think you may need.
When your application arrives the County Assistance Office will look at your income and tell you what Health and Human Services you can receive.

When your application arrives the County Assistance Office will look at your income and tell you what Health and Human Services you can receive.

It should not take longer than 45 days if all necessary documentation needed to determine your eligibility for the Medical Assistance program is given to the county assistance office.

All financial (income and resources) information given on your application must be verified. Resources such as life insurance, burial reserves, and real property need to be verified.

Your monthly income would go toward the cost of nursing facility care, less an allowance for personal needs. This contribution helps pay the cost of your care. The state would pay the difference between your income and the actual cost of care.

Yes, the limit is $2400.

No, the home that was your personal residence prior to entering a nursing facility is an exempt resource if you indicate in writing that you intend to return to the home even if you are not physically able to do so.