Can nursing home care be retroactively reimbursed?
I was 59 when I was sent from a hospital to a nursing home. During the first two months here, I paid over $22,000 out-of-pocket. I did not become eligible for Medicaid or SSI until March 2011. Are the 2 months I paid out-of-pocket retroactively reimbursable to me? I was told since my assets exceeded $2,000, I would not be eligible to re-coup this money, even though I transferred from a hospital to a nursing home. Needless to say, ALL of my assets and cash are GONE. Sign me confused.