Do you Need a Lawyer to Help You Apply for Medicaid?

Do You Need a Lawyer to Help You Apply for Medicaid?

The reality in the United States is this: a sizable percentage of people will eventually need some form of long term care. The cost of nursing home care is, at times, out of reach financially for anyone but those with a substantial nest egg. Whether you are planning for yourself or a loved one, learning about what could be a bumpy road ahead is a prudent and fiscally responsible endeavor.

In Florida, in fact, law dictates that only a licensed attorney may assist you in the planning process. There are several good reasons as to why you should hire a lawyer. The Florida law was established as a way to help senior citizens avoid predatory practices and work toward obtaining the best and most successful planning.

So, you need assistance from a knowledgeable eldercare lawyer who will explain your rights, the process and will, above all, protect your interests. At Bratton Scott, we have helped countless seniors apply and get approved for Medicaid. Talk to us about:

  • Applying for Medicaid
  • Drafting personal service contracts
  • Discussing whether or not you need a Qualified Income Trust
  • Determining your overall medical expense needs
  • Putting together a Qualified Income Trust
  • Gathering information for an Income Trust
  • Getting legal advice on how to obtain Medicaid benefits.

A qualified, knowledgeable attorney understands local and state laws regarding who qualifies for Medicaid and how to ensure that you get as much care as possible from the state. At Bratton Scott, we stay on top of the ever-changing laws. Don’t make the mistake of choosing an eldercare lawyer who isn’t knowledgeable about currents laws.

Look at it this way, we make a lot of investments in life. Some turn out well and others, well, less than fruitful. Planning for your future, and the futures of those you love, is nothing but an excellent investment in your health and happiness. Best yet, you and your entire family can rest easy now that you have a plan in place if or when the time should come that you need skilled nursing care.

Contact Bratton Scott for experienced and compassionate assistance with your Medicaid planning and all your eldercare and estate planning needs.