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The United States population continually grows older, requiring more and more people to obtain nursing home care. However, the federal government is concerned about the amount of money provided via Medicaid to pay for nursing home care, which is why state governments are required to recover the costs of Medicaid benefits from assets of beneficiaries upon their death.
At Dossey & Jones, PLLC, we are prepared to provide legal advice and counseling to help beneficiaries and their families avoid Medicaid state recovery well in advance. Our elder law attorneys, Brittany Sloan and Deborah Ellsworth, can help you navigate through the complexities of the rules and regulations regarding Medicaid estate recovery to get the results you desire.
Benefits of Hiring Dossey & Jones, PLLC
The process of Medicaid estate recovery will happen after the death of the beneficiary. The advantage of advance planning is that our elder lawyers may be able to help structure your assets and asset transfers in a way that protects most of your assets from Medicaid estate recovery.
However, Medicaid estate recovery will NOT apply to following:
- If there is a surviving spouse
- If there is a surviving child under 21 years old
- If there is a surviving child who is blind or has a disability
- If there is a surviving child of any age who is blind or visually impaired, and is totally disabled as defined by Social Security requirements
- If there is an unmarried adult child who resides continuously in the Medicaid beneficiary’s homestead for at least one year prior to the beneficiary’s death
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We have advanced experience with every aspect of estate planning and elder law, especially when dealing with Medicaid-related issues. We serve The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Houston, Huntsville, and surrounding areas.
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