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Elder Law & Medicaid

What Is Elder Law?

What is Medicaid Planning?

What Is Medicaid?

Why do Medicaid Planning?





Q: What Is Elder Law?

Elder law specifically deals with legal issues that predominantly affect seniors and those with disabilities. These issues include qualification for public assistance programs; long-term care planning and healthcare; guardianships and conservatorships; and estate planning and probate in light of varying and unstable circumstances.


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Q: What is Medicaid Planning?

Most people believe that Medicaid is only for poor people, but actually Medicaid is for everyone. We have all paid into the program during our working years. The Medicaid regulations are clear that as long as there have been no disqualifying transfers of assets in the five years prior to applying, one is potentially eligible for benefits. There are some defining perameters but most of the time can be easily met with the help of a qualified attorney. Medicaid planning seeks to accomplish the goal of qualifying otherwise eligible people for benefits by working within the rules, prepaying costs and making transfers of assets (i.e. between spouses) that create the shortest possible ineligibility periods for our clients.


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Q: What Is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a program sponsored by the federal government and administered by states that is intended to provide health care and health-related services to eligible individuals.


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Q: Why do Medicaid Planning?

Unfortunately, many of us will require long term care of some kind during our lives. The costs of this care whether it is provided to you at home or in some type of institution are astronomical. A 2006 study found that the average daily cost for nursing home, assisted living or home health care in Massachusetts was $273.00, in other words $99,645.00 per year. Genworth Financial 2006 Cost of Care Survey, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Home Care Providers, March 2006. Realistically today, those costs are up by 20% or more.


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Case Estate & Elder Law, PC assists clients in Barnstable County, Dukes County, Nantucket County, and Plymouth County MA; areas include but are not limited to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Plymouth.



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