We Can Help You With Medicaid Planning
Medicaid benefits exist to help elderly and low- to medium-income individuals cover the costs of long-term care, nursing home and other health-related expenses. There are many laws governing eligibility for Medicaid benefits in Massachusetts. At Meyers & Welch, our dedicated attorneys focused on helping you obtain the benefits you need while helping you protect your assets for your spouse and children.
Our firm is focused on providing you with strategic solutions to meet your needs now and in the years to come. Whether you are preparing for your future or you are a family member in need of obtaining immediate care for a loved one, our attorneys will give you sound legal advice and practical solutions for obtaining Medicaid benefits. For more information, contact our Salem law firm at 978.745.4410 to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.
Medicaid Planning Lawyers Helping You Understand Medicare Eligibility in Massachusetts
Although Medicaid is a federally sponsored program, it is run by the state of Massachusetts, which has its own criteria for qualifying for benefits. The Medicaid long-term care lawyers at Meyers & Welch will walk you through the application process and ensure all of the requirements are met.
To qualify for Medicaid long-term care benefits, you must need help with at least two of the following activities: eating, dressing, bathing, using the bathroom, getting out of bed or caring for incontinence.
There are also financial limits on the value of assets you may own. To be eligible for Medicaid benefits, individual people cannot have assets whose value exceeds $2,000. Spouses who are living together cannot have assets valued over $3,000. Married couples with one spouse living in a nursing home or other institution cannot have assets worth over $109,560.
Despite these restrictions, you may still be able to protect your assets and get the coverage you need. Whether establishing a trust or utilizing another tool, our elder law and LTC lawyers can help you preserve your assets for the next generation.
Contact Our Experienced Elder Care Lawyers
If you would like to learn more about how Meyers & Welch can help you with Medicaid planning, contact our law office at 978.745.4410. Through our offices in Salem & Newburyport we have helped many people in eastern Massachusetts with their elder care needs.