Medicaid Crisis Management Attorneys in Winter Park
When Time Isn’t on Your Side, Call Richard A. Heller, P.A.
In a perfect world, you and your family would have the benefit of time, health, and lack of worry to pre-plan your Medicaid eligibility and long-term care. This, however, isn’t a perfect world. As a consequence, you might not have these luxuries to ensure you or a loved one can qualify for Medicaid and avoid its five-year lookback period for asset transfers.
If you are facing a Medicaid crisis, reach out to Richard A. Heller, P.A. for the legal assistance you need. Medicaid attorneys like us can provide their clients with both preplanning and crisis planning services. If an accident or illness suddenly requires your loved one to be placed in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it can be difficult for them to quickly qualify for Medicaid assistance without assistance from our Medicaid crisis management attorneys in Winter Park.
Read on to learn more about what we can do for you or your loved one. Then, call (407) 501-4052 or contact Richard A. Heller, P.A. online to schedule a consultation with someone who can help.
How We Can Help You Manage a Medicaid Crisis
When someone needs to file a Medicaid nursing home application and there is no prior planning to rely on, crisis planning can help them get the care they need. Just remember: There is no guarantee as to exactly how soon Medicaid assistance can be acquired!
In Medicaid crisis planning, we will map out a plan in writing to determine the best method and use of your assets, with the goal of keeping as much of the property as possible, while maintaining your care, whether it be at home or in a nursing facility. There are many tools and options available to meet that goal. It’s important to have an attorney who understands the law help with this process, because the timing of any transfers of property is critical to saving as much of your assets as possible.
Medicaid’s five-year look-back period will flag any non-exempt transfers and deny the application (this is expected!). After denial, a period of ineligibility for Medicaid assistance is determined. During the ineligibility period – which can last several months or longer than a year – the Medicaid applicant uses the funds initially transferred out as a “gift” to pay for their care. Once the ineligibility period lapses, the applicant re-submits their Medicaid application and is, ideally, approved. If the plan pans out, the remaining savings should still be intact.
Personalized & Proactive Legal Service
If you need a Medicaid crisis management attorney near Winter Park to help you or a loved one qualify for Medicaid – and do not have five or more years to wait – reach out to Richard A. Heller, P.A. for legal support.
Our firm offers each client a personalized approach that takes their individual needs and goals into account. By customizing our advice and services, as well as remaining proactive throughout the process, we can offer clients the opportunities they need to get the best possible results.
Learn more about what Richard A. Heller, P.A. can do for you or someone you love by contacting us online today.
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