Understanding Medicaid Planning And Its Benefits
It is hard to plan for medical expenses: You cannot predict what will happen. Medical bills can be expensive, and some conditions require ongoing care. Medicaid helps those who may be unable to afford their medical bills without assistance. Medicaid is a federally mandated, state-administered health care program for low-income households.
The attorneys and staff at Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates P.C. have helped clients secure Medicaid benefits since 1999. We understand this complex system, and we can guide you through the confusing process.
Determining Medicaid Eligibility
Every family has different needs. Together, we can find a plan that works for you. In Indiana, there is a five-year “look back” period to determine Medicaid eligibility. The Medicaid administering agency reviews all financial transactions over this time to determine whether you are eligible to receive benefits. If you made a transaction that violates their guidelines, you may not qualify for Medicaid assistance. The look-back period begins the day you apply.
Your age and income are two of the most important factors that the Medicaid administering agency evaluates. They also take the size of your family and certain assets into account. You must also be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. The earlier you start preparing for eligibility, the better. We will help you develop a unique plan to make sure you can claim benefits when you need them.
Call Today For Knowledgeable Legal Advice
If you are interested in applying for Medicaid, talk to a team you can trust. Our founding attorney, Rebecca Geyer, serves as an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She teaches elder law to aspiring lawyers and has the in-depth elder law knowledge you need to prepare for your future. Let us help. Call our office in Carmel today at 317-973-0237 or fill out our online form.