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How Medicaid Helps

As your loved ones get older, health care becomes a major concern. Aside from medical treatments and maintenance medications, they require preparation for long-term care and assistance.

While family members can take care of an elderly parent as they age, they typically are not prepared to fully dedicate their time and resources to the around-the-clock care that the elderly often require.

For these reasons, a nursing home or care assistance facility might be the most viable option for the family. These services may be costly, but with Medicaid it is possible to enjoy retirement years without financial worries.

Medicaid Made Simple

The process of applying for Medicaid benefits can be complicated. It entails extensive documentation, and the involvement of bureaucratic agencies adds to the complexity.

With the help of an experienced and knowledgeable Medicaid lawyer, you can have a dedicated guide for each step and be prepared for any number of issues that may arise in your application. To learn more about Medicaid Planning, contact the Family First Firm today.

How To Qualify For Medicaid

Generally, Medicaid is available to American citizens living below a certain income level who need medical treatment and support. Seniors aged 65 and above can be eligible if their total income and assets don’t exceed the limit set by the state, and Medicaid may even cover most or all nursing home expenses. If your income level (or your loved one’s income) is above the cutoff for Medicaid, a prudent long-term trust strategy may also be a way to qualify while simultaneously considering the interests of your family.

However, you may still be eligible for Medicaid regardless of income if you qualify under the “medically needy” program. This program is available for seniors needing long-term care and individuals who are blind or have disabilities.

Why Consult A Medicaid Lawyer?

If you or your loved one tries to apply for Medicaid without an attorney, you may quickly find that the process can be very overwhelming. You would have to comply with a lot of paperwork, and the application process is not always straightforward.

An experienced Medicaid lawyer can guide you from the start and save you both time and effort. Your Medicaid attorney can help you come up with strategies to be eligible for benefits from the get-go. Also, your attorney would be able to devise ways to appeal in the case of a denied application.

You should consult a Medicaid attorney before you even start the application process. This way, your attorney can coordinate your preparation of documents and anticipate issues that may arise along the way. Our team at the Family First Firm is always ready to help you and your loved ones to secure the future you envision, so schedule a consultation today.

Why Choose The Family First Firm?

  • Individually-Oriented Solutions - The elder law attorneys at Family First Firm work with senior clients and their families to comprehensively address legal roadblocks. Our Medicaid and estate planning services are tailored to fit each client’s current and future needs.
  • Assist Clients In Every Step - Applying for benefits, guardianship, creating wills or trusts, and establishing other forms of asset protection can be overwhelming. To ease the stress, we are here to guide our clients and their family members every step of the way.
  • Credible and Highly Trusted - Our firm is recognized as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the U.S. in 2021 by Law Firm 500.
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What Happens Without Medicaid?

We aim to put the elderly on a path to finish strong in a life well-lived. However, if you or your loved ones are deemed ineligible for Medicaid due to a denied application or other circumstances, you may find that aging can cost the family a fortune and lead to mounting frustration as the golden years pass by.

Many seniors and their families struggle to pay the rising costs of elderly care, and this can eat away at an estate built up over a lifetime. Without Medicaid, your life savings could soon be depleted. However, this may not be necessary!

Find out if you can avoid this heartache by speaking with an experienced attorney at Family First Firm to discuss how you or your senior loved ones could qualify for Medicaid.

What To Do If A Medicaid Application Is Rejected

Medicaid is a government program, and there are remedies for individuals whose applications were rejected. Applicants have the right to appeal their denied applications and be heard. Medicaid qualification can have major implications for finances and quality of life for generations, and we are here to help.

If you think the denial for your Medicaid application is unreasonable, discuss it with our team at the Family First Firm. Schedule a consultation today so our team can prepare possible strategies to use during the appeal.

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You Don't Have To Go Long-term Alone!

If you could use the financial help that Medicaid offers, please contact us at
(407) 574-8125 to learn more.

We’ll answer your questions, discuss your unique situation, and protect your assets by helping you through each step of the Medicaid process: gathering documents and preparing wills, trusts, deeds, contracts, and more – at no extra cost. Once approved, we’ll even arrange the benefits with your care facility. That’s the Family First Firm - Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys difference.


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LESLIE

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this firm and the people that work there. I was facing an uphill battle with my husband and they helped me obtain Medicaid. They are kind, patient, and deliver what they set out to conquer. I would highly recommend them.

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Pam

Working with Family First Firm - Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys is one of the best decisions we've ever made. Our Medicaid application was approved. I felt like I was in great hands the entire time. I highly recommend her and Family First Firm - Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys!

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Steve

Outstanding in every aspect. If I could give 10 stars I would. Thank you for the best care of my elder parents. Wish I would have contacted you sooner. I recommend this firm to anyone needing help with their elder loved ones.

Leslie

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Focused Experience

In an age of specialization, ensuring the best quality of life will depend on having an attorney with an updated wealth of knowledge about elder care law. You deserve the best legal representation.

Tailored Solutions

You have unique financial goals and objectives, and we dedicate ourselves to protecting your assets through innovative solutions. We’ll assess all your obstacles and opportunities to guarantee you get the best benefits you can.

Proven Results

While we have to give the usual lawyer disclosure of “our past results are no guarantee of future results,” we’re still proud to say that of the thousands of Medicaid applications we’ve filed, we’ve gotten each one approved.

Our Success Stories

Protecting Their Life Savings

Janet resides in a nursing home. Gerald, her husband, is a retiree who continues to live at home. These are their assets:

  • Checking Account – $28,600
  • Retirement Account – $34,000
  • Two Vehicles – $7,500
  • Stock – $65,000
  • Total Assets – $135,100

With our guidance, Janet was able to attain full Medicaid benefits in only two months. Without our help, they would have been broke in a little over a year, but now Gerald gets to protect everything they spent their lives saving!

Saving Spouses

Julie and Manuel were married for 45 years when Manuel was diagnosed with health challenges that required him to stay in a nursing home. These are their assets:

  • Checking Account – $5,020
  • Savings – $51,500
  • Investments – $31,000
  • CD – $6,000
  • Total Assets – $93,520
  • Manuel’s Monthly Income – $3,650
  • Julie’s Monthly Income – $520

We helped Julie protect all of their marital assets and receive over $1,500 a month of Manuel’s income so that she could care for herself. We got Manuel the best nursing home care, priced at $10,000 a month, for less than $2,000 a month!

Preserving Robert’s Legacy

Robert is a 91-year-old widowed man. These are his assets:

  • Rental Home – $91,500
  • Checking Account – $105,350
  • Mutual Fund – $12,250
  • Total Assets – $209,100

Robert had enough to pay for twenty months of long-term care. Instead, we helped Robert’s family save over $167,000 and transitioned him to full benefits in only three months.

Susan’s Story

Susan is an 82-year-old widow. These are her assets:

  • Checking Account – $37,000
  • CD’s – $48,000
  • Total Assets – $85,000

Susan had enough to pay for eight months of long-term care. Instead, with our help, she saved over $75,000 and transitioned to full benefits in only two months.

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