Older Americans are concerned with the costs of long-term health care. Our older loved ones often wonder what will happen to them if they get ill and can no longer take care of themselves. Will they be able to stay at home with in-home care or will they have to go to a long-term care facility? Long-term health care can be very costly, and long-term illness can quickly deplete an individual’s life savings. While Medicare can be used to provide health care services, Medicaid is the only program designed for long-term care assistance. Medicaid planning can be a complicated process, and we can help you navigate the process to secure long-term care for your loved one.
Our Plainfield law practice will talk with you about your loved one’s current needs and what their future may look like. During our consultation, we will discuss the following:
- We can advise you on the best way to legally preserve assets;
- Determine eligibility for government benefits for your loved one;
- Ensure that all transfers of assets follow all guideline and laws in Illinois; and
- Prepare and submit your loved one’s Medicaid application and communicate with you through the application, approval, and appeal process.
After Submitting Your Medicaid Application
Once a Medicaid application is submitted, there is still a lot of work that may have to be done such as:
- Communicating with the Department of Human Services or the Office of the Inspector General;
- Providing all of the required financial documentation;
- Providing explanations of certain transactions;
- Coordinating with the long-term care facility;
- Reviewing the Notice of Decision; and
- Deciding if an Appeal should be filed.
Determining Your Medicaid Eligibility
The Medicaid application process can be very overwhelming for families. We are here to help. A Medicaid attorney plays a key role in both Medicaid planning for eligibility as well as the application process.
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