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Why Seek Advice For Medicaid?

By John Frazier – Medicaid Attorney in Florida

As life expectancies and long term care costs continue to rise, the challenge quickly become how to pay for these services. Many seniors cannot afford to pay $7,500 to $11,000 per month or more for the cost of a nursing home, and those who can pay for a while may find their life savings wiped out in a matter of months, rather than years.

Do You Need a Medicaid Lawyer?

These are some questions you can ask yourself to determine whether or not legal assistance is needed in preparing and filing a Medicaid Application:

  • Do you know the location of the Medicaid office where the application must be filed?

  • Are you familiar with all of the documentation that must accompany the filing of a Medicaid Application?
  • Are you familiar with the Medicaid laws regarding asset restructuring and do you have sufficient documentation to prove that the spend down in your case was proper?
  • Are you familiar with the Medicaid laws regarding transfers of assets?
  • Do you have sufficient documentation to support the fact that the asset restructuring was properly done?
  • Do you have the many hours that it may take to prepare and file a Medicaid application?
  • Do you know what pre-admission screening is and how it applies to filing a Medicaid application?
  • If the Medicaid Application is rejected, are you familiar with the rules for filing for a Fair Hearing?
  • If the Medicaid Application is not rejected but not approved, am I familiar with my rights and the procedures for obtaining prompt action?
  • Consultation with the right Medicaid Attorney may save you a significant amount of financial resources and time when applying for Medicaid or when faced with the costs of long term care either now or in the near future.

 

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