Voelz, Reed & Mount LLC. – Do I need an attorney to apply for Medicaid?

While you are not required to use an attorney to help with Medicaid qualification, it can be extremely beneficial to do so, if facing long-term care.

Applying for Medicaid can be overwhelming, as there are many rules and regulations that must be followed in order to qualify for benefits. An experienced elder law attorney who is knowledgeable about Medicaid can help you understand the eligibility requirements, the application process, and any other issues that may arise during the qualification process, as well as help you protect resources.

If you are unsure about whether you qualify for Medicaid, or if you are having trouble navigating the application process, it may be a good idea to consult with an elder law attorney.

In addition, elder law attorneys have extensive knowledge on area nursing homes, home health agencies and community resources, as they often assist clients and their families in navigating the complex legal and financial issues that arise when a loved one requires increased care. Elder law attorneys can help families understand the different types of nursing homes available, their services, and the associated costs. They can also provide guidance on how to select agencies and facilities that meet the specific needs of the person in need of care, and how to pay for it.

At Voelz, Reed, & Mount, LLC we can:

● Advise you about how and where to get the best care and communicate with those care providers

● Prepare appropriate Financial Power of Attorney and health care documents

● Assist with planning for long-term care needs, such as nursing home care.

● Advise you on the various Medicaid benefits and what may be best for your situation

● Help individuals and their families navigate the complex eligibility rules and regulations associated with Medicaid.

● Provide guidance on the types of assets that may be exempt for Medicaid eligibility.

● Possibly help restructure assets to meet eligibility requirements.

● Help obtain the extensive amount of documentation required for Medicaid applications.

● File the Medicaid application.

● Represent and be an advocate for the applicant throughout the qualification process.

● Confirm that the correct Medicaid approval is received and assist with an appeal, when necessary.

● Give advice and assist with post-eligibility matters to be sure benefits are not discontinued or interrupted.

If you need assistance or have questions about establishing a plan to help prepare for long term care needs, about how to protect your assets, or about qualifying for Medicaid, call Voelz, Reed, & Mount, LLC to set up an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys at (812) 372-1303.