Full Legal Representation and Advocacy for Medicaid Approval
As Elder Law attorney, we understand not only Medicaid law but also all related legal and non-legal considerations and issues. We provide a full legal representation to ensure that your Medicaid application will be processed correctly and fairly.
Many hardworking Americans facing the prospect of long-term care may eventually rely on Medicaid to pay for some or all of the cost of care. Many mistakenly believe that medicaid planning is unnecessary or unfair to tax payers, although hardly anyone questions the value and legitimacy of tax planning. The truth is, medicaid planning is no different from tax planning. Medicaid planning seeks to utilize the available laws that exist to allow persons facing long-term care basic dignity and to protect their spouses from impoverishment. Proper medicaid planning can not only save the your money in the long run but also ensure the best possible care. There are always more opportunities for those who plan ahead, but there may still be options available even at the last minute.
Medicaid Application and Eligibility Determination Process
The medicaid application process is not as simple as filling out the application form. The applicant must establish eligibility by providing verification information to the satisfaction of the caseworker. The applicant has the burden of proof with convincing evidence that the applicant is entitled to the Medicaid services. It can be daunting and time consuming to see the process through to a successful resolution. Without the knowledge of the Medicaid rules and how the Medicaid bureaucracy works, the applicant is defenseless against mistakes and miscommunications, resulting in delays and denials. We handle and oversee the whole process including completing the actual application, submitting the full and complete verification materials, conducting follow-ups, and providing advocacy needed for a successful resolution without unreasonable delays.
Appealing a Medicaid Denial
If your application for Medicaid is turned down, you have the right to appeal the denial and ask for a fair hearing. You must file a Notice of Hearing within the deadline, and you should consult with an Elder Law attorney with experience in handling Medicaid appeals, such as June Weppler, as soon as possible.
Our Uncompromising Loyalty to the Client and Specialized Knowledge and Experience
Unlike nursing home staff and social workers, we have a duty of loyalty only to our clients. Our goal is to advance our client's interests and needs, which may, at times, conflict with the financial interest of a particular facility. We have the specialized knowledge and experience to not merely guide the client to achieve the best outcome but also effectively advocate the client's rights to preserve the client's assets as allowed under the law.
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