Consumer Alert: National reports warn of nursing homes trying to improperly claim residents’ stimulus checks

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TOPEKA – (July14, 2020) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging Kansans to use caution with regard to federal COVID-19 stimulus checks amid national reports that some nursing homes have been trying to obtain ownership of the economic impact payments sent to their residents who are on Medicaid.The Federal Trade Commission has warned of facilities requiring that residents on Medicaid sign over their funds, claiming that because the person is on Medicaid the facility is entitled to the payment. But Congress provided for the impact payments in the form of a tax credit, which under federal tax law do not count as “resources” for the purposes of being eligible for federal benefits programs like Medicaid. Because of this classification, nursing...

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Consumer Alert: National reports warn of nursing homes trying to improperly claim residents’ stimulus checks

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