Medicaid is a program that is supposed to help elders and the permanently disabled pay for necessary costs associated with assisted living. However, without understanding the Medicaid application process, many people find that they have been denied the benefits they need. To make matters worse, a Medicaid denial has a chance of blocking any secondary applications for up to five years in certain situations.
If you need to apply for Medicaid, or if you already have and were denied, The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Robertson, P.C. is here to help. Our friendly and knowledgeable elder law attorneys in Warren County, MO are backed by 30+ years of total legal experience and a history of case success. Contact our office and start discussing your Medicaid planning options with a professional today.
Many elders actually have the assets necessary to pay for assisted living care on their own, but doing so would significantly drain those assets, or eliminate them altogether. Using Medicaid properly should allow you to find the means to meet required payments without losing your treasured assets. Not only does this help you now, but it also benefits your loved ones later as you create your estate plan, such as a will or trust.
There are two forms of Medicaid planning:
Our Warren County, MO elder law attorneys primarily focus on helping our clients become eligible for Medicaid planning. One of the most common reasons a person would not be eligible is simply possessing too many assets. If Missouri believes you should be able to pay for your assisted living situation yourself, it will not want to approve you for Medicaid. We work closely with our clients to help them find ways to lessen their assets without necessarily losing those assets in the process. At the least, the assets can be put to good use elsewhere.
There are much better, perfectly legal, ways to protect your assets than:
The sooner you contact our law firm, the sooner you can start understanding your rights to Medicaid benefits and obtain them through careful planning. You will find that when working with us, we maintain close communication with our clients, allowing us to find personally tailored solutions with ease. Call (636) 253-7903 to learn more.