Elder Law involves helping the elderly deal with issues that impact their day to day existence. The process of determining eligibility for and obtaining Medicaid benefits or Veterans Administration benefits for Basic Pension and Aid and Attendance to assist with the costs of long term care is complicated and stressful. Our Florida Elder Law – Medicaid planning attorneys have substantial experience in all areas of Medicaid eligibility requirements, filing the Medicaid application to qualify for long term care benefits, and most importantly, legally preserving the family’s assets from the financial impact of long term care planning through proper spend down planning.
Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Medicaid spend down planning focuses on preserving assets for the needs of the other family members, without disqualifying the person needing long term care from receiving Medicaid benefits. Such planning also is designed to ensure that the spouse who remains at home can divert income from the spouse receiving Medicaid benefits, to provide financial relief for the spouse who remains at home. Our elder law – Medicaid planning attorneys can guide you through the task of sorting out Medicaid and planning for long term care later in life. We can assist you with Filing the application for Medicaid benefits
, whether for the Institutional Care Program (ICP) or one of the Medicaid waiver programs, which can be complex and confusing. There are numerous requirements for documents from identification documents, to bank records, tax returns, marriage licenses, death certificates, and a multitude of other requirements. We can help you through that process so that it is completed quickly and efficiently. We will also follow up with the assigned case worker to see that a decision is timely made with regard to your application.
Veterans Administration – Aid and Attendance
Our elder law – Medicaid planning attorneys are also Accredited VA Attorneys and can assist you with qualifying and obtaining Veterans Administration benefits for Basic Pension and Aid and Attendance to provide financial support for long term care. Seeking and obtaining VA benefits can be even more difficult than Medicaid benefits because the VA regulations are not as precise as are the Medicaid rules. With our 30+ years of experience we can help you avoid unnecessary delays, costs, and help you resolve your Medicaid and VA needs quickly and efficiently. If you need elder law – medicaid planning attorneys in Florida, please call us toll free at 866-510-9099, or locally at 904-448-1969.