Fort Myers Medicaid Eligibility Lawyers
For Florida residents in need of nursing home care, Medicaid is a highly sought after program offering benefits to those who qualify. Eligibility depends on the applicant’s assets and income, and the spouse’s assets and income. Problems arise frequently with people who have excess assets and seek to preserve their ability to receive Medicaid benefits for the cost of their nursing home care.
Southwest Florida Attorneys For Nursing Home And Assisted Living Medicaid
There are many legal steps you can take to become Medicaid eligible. The Fort Myers Medicaid eligibility attorneys at O'Halloran & O'Halloran can help you take action now. We are a family law firm that values our clients and their families. For more than 35 years, we have worked hard to provide the best quality legal representation and counsel. We structure our estate planning and elder law services to protect the integrity of the family unit.
The Basic Eligibility Requirements
Medicaid laws and eligibility are complex and change often. We provide the most current information possible and stay abreast of changes in this area of the law. In brief, the requirements for Medicaid nursing home care or assisted living include:
- General eligibility: The person must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien; must medically need nursing home care; or must have physical or mental impairments that require nursing home care.
- Income eligibility: The person’s gross monthly income cannot be more than $2,130. If it is higher, a qualified income trust can be established to qualify. There is no limit to the spouse’s monthly income.
- Asset eligibility: There are dollar limits for the amount of assets the applicant and the spouse may hold, subject to exempt assets. We can review these amounts and types of assets with you in more detail.
Regardless of your assets or income, with counsel from our knowledgeable lawyers and an asset protection plan, anyone can become eligible for nursing home Medicaid in Florida.