"He HAS to go into a nursing home, we need Medicaid eligibility, and we need to protect our assets. What do we need to know?"

Boston Massachusetts Medicaid Law Planning Attorney

Also Serving Andover and Raynham Massachusetts

You have likely paid taxes most of your adult life.  It just isn't right that you should have to lose everything you have earned to take advantage for the support you are entitled to.

Medicaid coverage, MassHealth as it's called in Massachusetts, exists to help fund long term nursing home care.  You must qualify, however for Medicaid/MassHealth.  There are minimum asset thresholds that many elders exceed making it seem nearly impossible to keep Medicaid eligibility unless all of your hard earned assets have been exhausted.  Medicaid planning strategies preserve and protect financial assets from future nursing home and health care costs.  Proper understanding of Medicaid law and appropriate Medicaid planning is an essential part of any plan for the future. With proper planning you can protect your home, protect your spouse, and protect assets.

To ensure you receive accurate advice and legal services, we are constantly engaged in continuing education to stay up-to-date with the ever evolving Medicaid Rules for Nursing Home Medicaid Eligibility, Medicaid application rules, and current Medicaid laws. In addition to Medicaid planning, the firm's attorneys also can help clients file applications for the Medicaid program or, if you have been denied, file appeals to recover your expenses.  We will apply all our experience as your Medicaid attorney to see your assets protected, and to ensure that you are positioned to receive the care you need and deserve.

Boston Medicaid Planning Lawyers

If an elderly family member requires nursing home care, the impact of nursing home costs can be ruinous. Every good estate plan should include a strategy to minimize the impact of the cost of long-term care on a family's financial assets.

Machado & Carden works with you to develop a Medicaid plan and long-term health plan. Our firm's elder law attorneys will work with you to understand your concerns and goals. Following a detailed analysis of your family's situation, the attorney will create a comprehensive set of recommendations and strategies for Medicaid estate planning that work specifically for you.

Medicaid Benefits and Asset Protection Planning

Constantly-changing Medicaid Elder Law  rules governing eligibility for Medicaid benefits are enormously important to estate planning. Intimate knowledge of the laws governing Medicaid income and  Medicaid asset protection is important for a comprehensive evaluation and effective plan. The Medicaid asset protection attorneys of Machado & Carden can help preserve your family's estate and assets from long-term care costs. The firm's attorneys are current with the evolving Medicaid application rules and Medicaid laws. We have the knowledge, experience, and heart, needed to help you:
  • Protect your home and assets
  • Protect your spouse
  • Transfer assets as necessary
  • Avoid a Medicaid lien
  • Maintain Medicaid eligibility (whenever possible)

Medicaid Application, Eligibility for Medicaid - The First Time

We help you to prepare and apply to the appropriate Massachusetts Health office for MassHealth benefits. We handle all communications with MassHealth. We understand the Medicaid application process, and will relieve you from the frustration of endless phone conversations, forms, and Medicaid rejection letters. If you are rejected for benefits, Machado & Carden can represent you on Medicaid appeals, in administrative hearings, and in the applicable court. Far better than fighting Medicaid, however, is to plan ahead, and not be rejected in the first place. Our Eldercare lawyers will help you prepare a complete and accurate MassHealth application.  A clean application is the surest way to be approved quickly, inexpensively, and the first time.


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