As elder law attorneys, we are often asked why anyone should care about Medicaid when they will qualify for Medicare when they reach the age of 65. This is a logical question, but there is a very good answer, and it comes as an unpleasant surprise to many people. The United States Department of Health and Human Services maintains a very useful website called longtermcare.gov. There are some interesting statistics on the site, and one of them grabs your attention right away: seven out of every … [Read more...] about How Do You Qualify for Medicaid?
If you plan effectively, you can generate the resources that you need to enjoy your golden years to the fullest. You can travel, cross things off your bucket list, enjoy leisure activities, and spend quality time with your family and friends. Most people are well aware of the fact that you have to prepare for this period of your life in advance. However, many of the same individuals do not consider the twilight years that will follow, and this is a huge mistake that can yield significant … [Read more...] about Key 2019 Medicaid Adjustments
As Long Island Medicaid attorneys, we assist clients that face somewhat complicated situations. One of them is the matter of giving a gift or leaving an inheritance to someone with special needs that is relying on Medicaid as a source of health care insurance. This is an inherently challenging circumstance, because the Medicaid program is only available to people that can prove that they have very limited resources. We should point out the fact that Supplemental Security Income is another … [Read more...] about How Do You Preserve Medicaid Eligibility?
The nursing home lawyers here at our firm are in a position to save our clients a great deal of money. But first, we have to share some inconvenient truths that some people do not fully understand. When you reach the age of 65, you will qualify for Medicare if you or your spouse have worked for at least 10 years. This health insurance program will certainly provide you with a basic underpinning. However, you should be aware of the fact that there are out-of-pocket costs that you have to … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Lawyers Share Inconvenient Truths
Before we address the question that serves as the title of this blog post, we should explain why Medicaid can be relevant to you, even if you are going to qualify for Medicare as a senior citizen. The United States Department of Health and Human Services tells us that 40 percent of people that reach the age of 65 will eventually need living assistance. Many of them will require nursing home care toward the end of their lives. The Medicare program will not pay for the custodial care that you … [Read more...] about Are Assets In an IRA Counted By Medicaid?
The Long Island Medicaid attorney and the staff here at our firm answer many questions that clients ask about the program and the way that it can help preserve your legacy. Since we have had so many of these discussions, we understand what people typically have on their minds. In this post, we will provide a hypothetical conversation that is similar to the ones that we have with our clients. Why would I need Medicaid if I’m going to qualify for Medicare when I’m 65? Medicare will pay for … [Read more...] about Q & A Session With a Long Island Medicaid Attorney
When you have been able to accumulate resources that you probably won’t exhaust while you are living, it can be satisfying to know that you have a legacy to pass along to the people that you love. Many individuals make projections in this regard based on the normal expenses that they have during their senior years. This makes sense, but there is a looming threat that everyone should prepare for in advance. Medicare Limitations Medicare will be available to you when you reach the age of 65 if … [Read more...] about Don’t Let a Nursing Home Absorb Your Legacy
Elder law is the area of legal specialization that is focused on the interests of senior citizens. There are a number of different elder law issues that are pressing at the present time, and one of them is the matter of elder financial abuse. It is difficult for experts put an exact number on the amount of the losses, because the vast majority of cases go unreported. This being stated, we are talking about billions of dollars each and every year. Why do so many instances of elder abuse take … [Read more...] about What Is the Definition of Elder Law?
The Long Island Medicaid attorneys at our firm advise clients that have questions about the program. There are definitely many facts to digest, and we consistently hear the same concerns. In this blog post, we will look at a number of the questions that we often hear, and we will provide answers so that you can go forward in a more informed manner. Why is Medicaid relevant to me when I will qualify for Medicare as a senior citizen? This is the first question that most people ask, and it is a … [Read more...] about Long Island Medicaid Attorneys Answer Important Questions
An elder law attorney at Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC will help you to find the right nursing home care facility through carefully researching your options and reviewing the reputation of nursing homes you are considering. We can provide this help if you are making advanced plans to ensure you are able to qualify for nursing home care when you need to move to a nursing facility. We can also provide you with assistance if your loved one needs to move into a nursing home. And, our firm … [Read more...] about Trial Begins For Workers Charged in Nursing Home Death