Of course, it is not always possible to plan in advance for incapacity. A Medicaid crisis is a situation in which an individual has already been admitted to a nursing home, or soon will be, and been told they have too many assets to qualify for Medicaid assistance. You must understand that information provided by social workers, nursing home staff, medical professionals, and friends is not necessarily true. These people mean well, but they may not understand the complex rules, laws and requirements governing Medicaid eligibility.
A Medicaid application includes collecting financial and identification documents for both the ill spouse and well spouse for the last 5 years. This is a tedious and daunting task that can overwhelm the family while watching their loved one deteriorate. We not only assist in collecting, analyzing and submitting the application to the County but can also save the family’s assets in the process due to our legal background and experience. In the event that you have been denied we can also represent you in a Fair Hearing. A Medicaid application is a very important decision since a denial or lapse in coverage can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars.
If you or a loved one is facing a Medicaid crisis, please contact us as soon as possible. We understand Medicaid law and can show you ways to obtain financial aid from Medicaid, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other sources to protect your life savings—even if you are already in a nursing home.