HOW DO I BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID?
Medicaid has many rules regarding eligibility including income and asset allowances as well as past financial history. The Medicaid rules are different depending on if you’re applying for community benefits, community based home care or nursing home care. We recommend that you schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Medicaid specialists to review your individual needs and circumstances to determine if you are eligible for Medicaid benefits and if not, how to become eligible.
FOR THOSE WHO NEED CARE, BUT NOT IN A NURSING HOME
Most people want to live in their own home as long as possible. There is Medicaid planning that can be implemented to access Medicaid home care services in New York. In addition, there are legal techniques such as life estate and caregiver agreements that can help accomplish this goal, while making the Medicaid application process easier and quicker, if nursing home care is ever needed in the future. Even if you don’t ever expect to receive nursing home care, it’s important that you understand how Medicaid works and seek professional advice. You can be penalized in the future for decisions that you make with the best of intentions today.