Medicaid has helped provide medical care for many people in their later years, but it is not without cost. Too many people facing the need for medical care in their twilight years make simple, though devastating, Medicaid mistakes that cause them to forfeit their entire life savings needlessly.
Speak with a Medicaid planning attorney to avoid these pitfalls. With offices in Manhattan and Queens, we also serve clients in Brooklyn, lower Westchester, Nassau County and the entire New York City metropolitan area in a wide range of elder law, estate planning and long-term care planning matters. With more than 25 years of legal experience, Attorney Deborah S. Ball can help you:
- Determine whether Medicaid is the right choice for you: There are many illnesses that traditional insurance will not cover, making Medicaid one of the only options. For a variety of reasons, however, Medicaid is not always the best solution for everyone. Attorney Ball will look at your financial situation to help you determine whether you qualify for Medicaid, and whether Medicaid is the best choice for you, exploring any other estate planning mechanisms that could be implemented to help you as well.
- Understand the law and process of Medicaid: Attorney Deborah S. Ball can explain the current Medicaid laws, home care options, and the rights and responsibilities of the different parties involved.
- Apply and obtain Medicaid: If your Medicaid application has been denied or your home care hours have been cut, attorney Ball and her staff will help make sure you get a fair hearing so that you obtain the benefits you need.
- Protect your assets: Asset protection is the most important aspect of Medicaid planning. The Law Offices of Deborah S. Ball can help you make sure that you do not lose any of your exempt assets.
When there is any chance that you might need Medicaid, contact an attorney. There are many complications and surprises in the Medicaid process, and most people wish they would have called a lawyer sooner. Even if you have not yet reached retirement age, the Law Offices of Deborah S. Ball can help you determine the best way to keep and transfer your assets so that it does not affect your Medicaid benefits down the road.
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