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If you live in Boynton Beach and are concerned about the cost of healthcare down the road, it might be time to consider Medicaid planning. The intricacies of Medicaid can be challenging to navigate alone, which is why it’s important to work with an experienced Boynton Beach Medicaid planning attorney who can guide you through the planning process to ensure you have the access to healthcare that you need when you get older, without compromising your life savings, or those of your loved ones. 

Medicaid planning is essential because it protects your hard-earned assets and helps you qualify for Medicaid benefits so they’re available at the time you need them most. Working with an attorney can simplify the process of Medicaid planning, and allow you to have peace of mind. Begin your Medicaid planning journey today at Elder Law, P.A.! Call now for a free consultation. 

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What Is Medicaid & Who Is Eligible?

Medicaid is a program that is administered by the state and federal government to provide financial aid for healthcare costs for those who cannot otherwise afford it. This means it’s generally reserved for low income individuals or families who are living below the outlined income guidelines established by Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The flux in the economy is accounted for yearly so that the changes in cost of living are accurately depicted in the outlined income levels. 

What If I Don’t Qualify?

Sometimes, seniors who need nursing home care find themselves in a tough position of being “too rich” to qualify for Medicaid, but not rich enough to afford the high costs of assisted living, particularly if they are on fixed incomes. Our Boynton Beach Medicaid planning attorney has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding the eligibility requirements of Medicaid. Our firm can assist you with structuring your assets in a way that ensures they cannot be counted against you and make you ineligible for assistance. By taking a proactive approach to Medicaid planning, you can protect yourself so that you’ll have access to whatever healthcare you may require down the road. 

It’s also important to note that Medicaid planning isn’t just for those with limited income. It is an effective strategy that anyone can benefit from, regardless of their financial means. Even if you have ample assets, a Medicaid planning attorney can help you safeguard those assets so you can pass them on to your children and grandchildren intact and still qualify for Medicaid benefits. No matter which of these situations describes your unique circumstances, our Boynton Beach Medicaid planning attorney can explain your options, such as creating various trusts and annuities, so that you can reach the best possible outcome. 

How Can A Medicaid Planning Attorney Help Me?

A Medicaid planning attorney can…

  • determine if you’re eligible for Medicaid
  • guide you through the application process and help you gather all necessary documentation
  • explain asset protection strategies to minimize your countable assets so that you can qualify for Medicaid benefits (such as trusts, asset conversion, and more)
  • help you develop a plan for long-term care by exploring your available options such as qualifying for Medicaid coverage of nursing home care or in-home care services
  • help you navigate the dispute and appeals processes if your application or benefits are denied
  • assist with special needs planning for a family member with disabilities 
  • coordinate Medicaid benefits with others like SSI to avoid either from disrupting the other 
  • and more!

Call Elder Law P.A. Today

It’s crucial to work with a seasoned Medicaid attorney who can provide you with tailored legal guidance based on your specific circumstances. They can help you understand and work around the complex rules associated with Medicaid, protect your wealth, and ensure that when the time comes, you have access to the healthcare that you need and deserve. If you live in the Boynton Beach area and need help with long-term healthcare planning, look no further than Elder Law, P.A. Our lead Medicaid attorney Ryan Jay Smollar is a huge advocate for seniors and their families finding the financial security that they need. Call now to schedule a free consultation and learn about your next steps. 

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Natalie was amazing handling my dads medicaid application process, easy to communicate and we found the process very straight forward with their guidance. We would highly recommend their services to everyone who is in need of elder law, with our family all working full time and busy lives they gave us a peace of mind knowing they were working on getting things done.

Giovana H.

Ryan really cares about his clients, and it shows in the way that he advises them. He is extremely knowledgeable about elder law, and explains the rules in a clear manner. The issues can be difficult on family members to discuss, and he handles the material in a compassionate manner.

Joseph M.

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