What is Medicaid?

We’re often asked by clients exactly what Medicaid is; and if Medicaid benefits can help them cover the cost of long-term care.

Our answer is that Medicaid is a needs-based public assistance program. People who properly apply and qualify for Medicaid can use these benefits to cover the high cost of a skilled nursing home or at-home care.

There are income limits for Medicaid eligibility, and even if you exceed these limits, proper planning, and the use of tools by an Elder Law Attorney, such as a Qualified Income Trust, can help you still qualify for this assistance.

Timing is also one of the most important parts of the rigorous Medicaid application process. When to apply for Medicaid benefits is as important as how to carefully complete the application. We discuss the crucial consideration of timing when applying for Medicaid benefits in our article, Medicaid ICP Enrollment for Nursing Home Care.

If you have any questions about eligibility and applying for Medicaid benefits for yourself or a loved one, please do not delay, and set an appointment with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring Elder Law Attorneys.

With offices in Orange Park, Jacksonville, Julington Creek, and St. Augustine, our Elder Law Attorneys use effective Medicaid planning strategies to help numerous clients in North Florida protect their assets while also remaining eligible to receive Medicaid benefits.

We are your Florida First Coast Elder Law Attorneys.