The Gloucester County Medicaid Attorneys at Puff & Cockerill are experienced in assisting and handling individuals and families with Medicaid, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection and the Medicaid Application process. The legal field of Medicaid is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Each individual and family offers unique and varying circumstances, which requires personalized legal representation. As with all elder law and estate planning issues, Medicaid is best utilized by proper and proactive planning. When properly and proactively planned, qualifying for Medicaid may result in a tremendous benefit to your family and loved ones.
The unpleasant truth of aging and living into one’s elder years shows its ugly head through the costs associated with long-term care. The costs associated with long-term care average in the range of $10,000 – $14,000 per month or $120,000 – $168,000 per year. For a majority of individuals and families, the cost of long-term care is unaffordable. As such, qualifying for Medicaid benefits is a critical component for maintaining a quality of life for the community spouse and other family members. The excessive costs of long-term care has thrust Medicaid to the forefront for individuals seeking to cover primary long-term care costs.
The Medicaid laws and rules are both strict and unforgiving. As such, let our experienced Gloucester County Medicaid attorneys (sub-page) assist you in making you or your parents eligible for Medicaid benefits and properly plan, preserve and protect your assets for you and your loved ones.
What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a health and long-term care coverage program jointly financed by the states and federal government. Medicaid is designed to provide financial relief to needs-based individuals and families incurring significant long-term care costs.
Who can benefit from Medicaid?
Medicaid provides health insurance to parents/caretakers and dependent children, pregnant women, and individuals who are aged (over 65), blind or disabled. While these individuals receive direct benefits from Medicaid, their children, spouses and other family members may indirectly reap benefits from the Medicaid recipient’s enrollment in Medicaid due to the asset protection opportunities available to individuals and families with proper Medicaid planning.
Gloucester County Medicaid Attorneys Puff & Cockerill Can Help
Within the confines of the Medicaid laws and rules, there can be considerable confusion and uncertainty by individuals and families in deciding how to properly plan, how to properly navigate the intricacies of the Medicaid application process and how to handle Medicaid Fair Hearings in the event of an eligibility denial and appeal.
Our Gloucester County Medicaid attorneys can assist you and your family in the following:
Medicaid Eligibility Planning
Asset Protection / Asset Preservation
Medicaid Application Process
Medicaid Fair Hearings
Communication with Long-Term Care facilities
Our Gloucester County Medicaid attorneys will design each client’s Medicaid plan in a manner that adequately secures assets for their spouse and protects a legacy for their heirs. Our attorneys will assist individuals in becoming eligible and qualified for Medicaid benefits. Becoming eligible for Medicaid may include asset protection and asset preservation.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling Medicaid Application’s and understand the intricacies of the Medicaid application process. Due to the complexity and ever-changing landscape of the Medicaid rules and laws, having an attorney navigate these waters may be an invaluable benefit because being denied of Medicaid benefits and having to fight for your eligibility on appeal can be a timely and a significantly costly endeavor for you and your loved ones.
Medicaid Planning – Be Proper and Proactive
As with all elder law and estate planning, there is no substitute for proper and proactive planning. You have undoubtedly worked hard for your assets, your home, and your finances. Now is the time to plan for your future, to protect these assets and preserve your legacy for your spouse, children and loved ones. Unfortunately and commonly, we see individuals and families lose a bulk of their savings and assets due to improper or delayed planning.
If you have any questions or to schedule a consultation with one of our Gloucester County Medicaid Planning attorneys, please call our office at (856) 845-0011 or email us. Our team works with individuals and families throughout Gloucester County including: Woodbury, West Deptford, Westville, Sewell, Mantua, Pitman, Washington Township, Deptford, Turnersville, Wenonah and more.