Seek Legal Representation from The Woodlands Elder Law Attorney
If you have been denied Medicaid due to failing to comply with eligibility requirements, our The Woodlands elder law attorneys, Brittany Sloan and Deborah Ellsworth, at Dossey & Jones, PLLC are ready to help. We can help you achieve Medicaid eligibility through modification of their estate planning documents, or guiding you through alternative planning steps to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
The Requirements for Medicaid Eligibility
In order to achieve eligibility for Medicaid, an individual must be at least 65 years of age, disabled, or blind, and be a United States citizen. However, certain resident aliens may also qualify. Undocumented aliens may qualify for Medicaid coverage of an emergency medical condition only.
To achieve eligibility for the Medical nursing home program, an applicant must possess a medical need that requires licensed nursing care. Additionally for nursing home placement, he or she must meet the risk assessment criteria. In most cases, the recommendation of an applicant’s doctor will be enough.
Income eligibility is perhaps the greatest obstacle for Medicaid applicants. According to Medicaid rules, an applicant may not receive direct income of over $2,205 a month (as of January 1, 2017). If an applicant’s monthly income is over the cap amount, then a Miller trust can often resolve the issue. Consult with an experienced Medicaid attorney to discuss how you’re a financial decision can negatively impact your Medicaid eligibility.
In regards to asset eligibility, the asset cap for the one spouse entering a nursing home is $2,000, while it is $3,000 for both spouses. However, these asset caps are subject to a variety of exceptions.
Call (281) 410-2792 to Get Experienced & Skilled Legal Help Today
At Dossey & Jones, PLLC, we can review your case and determine all of your available financial and legal options to obtain eligibility for Medicaid. We serve clients throughout Texas, including Montgomery County, Harris County, surrounding areas such as The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Huntsville, Tomball, and Montgomery.
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