We are in the process of setting up and funding a Miller Trust. Medicaid application will not be processed until the trust has been funded. We can calculate ourselves what the community spouse monthly needs allowance will be. Can we make this payment to the community spouse now, while the application is pending, or do we have to wait until the application has been approved? If we should wait, is the community spouse allowed to get paid for back months that were not paid while waiting for the application to be processed?