The Role of Your Attorney When Planning for Medicaid

The Role of Your Attorney When Planning for Medicaid

Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 8-Jan-2018

Health care for seniors and disabled individuals can not only be expensive, but can also exceed a person's financial means. However, determining if you are eligible for Medicaid can be a complex and time-consuming process. The application and review process can be lengthy, which is why you want an attorney who focuses on Medicaid planning to help you come up with a strong legal strategy that will give you a better chance of being accepted into the Medicaid program and will ensure you keep your benefits.

Although there is free Medicaid assistance widely available, it is best to seek out the advice of an experienced professional who is familiar with Medicaid law. While the social worker at your mother's nursing home who helps residents prepare their Medicaid application seems knowledgeable, this person might not be aware of particular rules or new changes in law that apply to your particular case. For this this reason, it is best to get help from a Medicaid planning attorney.

Medicaid planning should be an important aspect of any long-term elder care strategy. This is particularly true because strict income and asset limits are placed on a person who is trying to qualify for Medicaid coverage. A Medicaid planner will not only help you better understand your financial resources, but can also create trusts, manage your asset transfers, and complete your necessary legal paperwork. A skilled Medicaid planning lawyer will:

  • Advise you about strategies for legally protecting your assets and income when applying or qualifying for Medicaid
  • Help with advanced planning that should be completed in order to take advantage of Medicaid benefits later
  • Advise you about actions you can take if you don’t qualify for Medicaid

If you and your family are concerned about facing the astronomical costs of full-time, long-term care for a loved one, you should immediately consult with our compassionate team of Medicaid planning attorneys.

Contact our Jacksonville estate planning lawyers to get started on a free consultation today.

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