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Medicaid Planning  

Medicaid is a joint Federal and State program that provides medical assistance to low-income individuals, including those who are 65 or older, blind, or disabled.


Among other things, Medicaid provides assistance to recipients with paying for their long-term care. Medicaid is currently the single largest payer of nursing home expenses in the United States. Medicaid eligibility rules vary from State to State, and Federal minimum standards and guidelines must be observed.

For many seniors, their long-term care plan has been to apply for Medicaid benefits. In the past, proving Medicaid eligibility with respect to long-term care was simple. However, there has been a steady change towards more complex and restrictive rules, including the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. These changes have resulted in complex eligibility requirements for those applying for Medicaid benefits.


Many families have found that a Medicaid Planning attorney can help them wade through today’s rules and regulations including asset preservation, look-back periods, income caps, transfer penalties, and waiting periods to plan for Medicaid eligibility.


Medicaid Planning includes:


• Explaining the Medicaid rules and processes

• Assisting Medicaid applicants through the entire Medicaid process from start to finish

• Advising Medicaid applicants about how to preserve their assets

• Representing Medicaid applicants during the Medicaid telephonic or in-person interview

• Representing Medicaid applicants for Medicaid appeals


If you or a loved one requires nursing-home level of care and would like to discuss Medicaid Planning, then contact Smith Law Office today.

Helping Families with Medicaid Planning Needs

If you or a loved one requires nursing home care and would  like to discuss Medicaid Planning, then contact Smith Law Office today.

(260) 925-4560



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Plan ahead with an experienced law firm

Have experienced counsel on your side to guide you through the complex Medicaid process.