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    Senior Member landrover's Avatar
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    Pensions, Retirement and Attendant Care

    I have worked full-time for a state agency for 11 years now. One question I have has to do with eligibility for attendant care services if/when I decide to retire. We have a defined benefit pension, but also have a 457(b) deferred comp program that allows us to contribute $ tax free. I have considered adding to my 457b, however when I retire will that $ hurt me in being eligible for attendant care services? Am I better off using the $ now?

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    Senior Member forestranger52's Avatar
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    From a small cabin in the big woods of The Allegheny National Forest, PA
    In PA, one must qualify for medicaid to receive waivers that pay for attendant care. Anything other than the house you own and live in are counted as assets. Allowed up to $2,000 in savings. I need to move out of the house I own but can not sell. State gives me one year with all types of conditions to sell it or becomes an asset and I lose home care. The VA Aid and Attendance Pension is determined by income.
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