When it is time for you to apply for Medicaid, it may be too late to take advantage of some significant opportunities for your assets and your loved ones. Careful planning before the need for Medicaid can help assure that you get quality care, and can protect your estate for your spouse and your children. Whether it is purchasing long-term care insurance or pursuing benefits owed you under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, or from the Veterans Administration, experienced Medicaid attorney Christopher J. Berry can advise you on all that encompasses applying for Medicaid, which may include exploring the use of trusts, transfers of assets, purchase of annuities, or increasing the income and resource allowances for family members.
Medicaid specifics to examine may include:
- Protecting against Medicaid Spend down
- How Michigan Medicaid differs from Medicaid in other states
- The definition of “skilled nursing” as it may apply to your care
- Additional conditions for obtaining skilled nursing coverage
- Ensuring that you receive the nursing care benefits to which you are entitled
Whether you are planning for care and security in the future or in the midst of exploring your immediate Medicaid options, attorney Christopher J. Berry can help you navigate the eligibility requirements and restrictions to get the care you need.
Medicaid Planning for Married Couples
In Michigan, there are many opportunities to plan for a married couple where one spouse goes into a nursing home and the other spouse lives in the community. Many times the healthy spouse is concerned about paying for long-term care costs for the spouse who needs care, but is also concerned about their own quality of life.
A Certified Elder Law Attorney has certain strategies that can be used to protect majority of a family’s assets through the use of specialized trusts and elder care planning.
Medicaid Planning for Single Individuals
If you’re caring for a loved one who is needing nursing care, there are certain strategies available to protect resources and qualify for Medicaid. A Certified Elder Law Attorney can help a family protect over half of a single Medicaid applicant’s assets through specialized planning.
Read about: Michigan Medicaid State Plan