If you do not have long-term care insurance, you may find that paying for skilled nursing care is not affordable. This Firm assists clients in applying for Medicaid benefits to pay for nursing home care. Medicaid has strict guidelines on who is eligible for benefits. This Firm helps clients understand the eligibility rules for both married and single applicants. A spouse who continues to live at home may qualify for a spousal allowance for income, assets, or both. Some assets can be exempt and not subject to the resource limits imposed by Medicaid to qualify. In general, each applicant may exempt one home, one vehicle, and a funeral policy. A review of the individual’s unique financial situation will identify potential eligibility roadblocks.
You may also retain this Firm to represent you if your loved one was denied benefits. If you have received a denial of benefits, it is essential you quickly identify whether the denial was in error and appeal that decision to preserve your eligibility date. A timely filed appeal will preserve the requested eligibility date made with the application.