Do I need a lawyer when I apply for Medicaid?

Applying for Medicaid is a complex process. When handled improperly, it can cause families to lose much of their life savings unnecessarily.

Many people have social workers from Nursing Homes or Hospitals handle the Medicaid application. Some have private companies who are not lawyers handle this very difficult process. These non-lawyer companies are not your advocates. They do not provide you with legal advice on how to protect some or all of your life savings. The job of these companies is to monitor the spending away of your life savings on your Nursing Home bills down to the Medicaid eligibility levels ($14,850 for a single person in 2015) and then handling the Medicaid application process on your behalf.

The Koldin Law Center serves as advocates for our clients and our goal is to obtain Medicaid coverage as quickly as possible while protecting as much of your life savings as possible.

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Our firm focuses our practice on estate planning and Medicaid planning. We are also very experienced in handling elder law, irrevocable trust , revocable trust, basic estate planning(Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy), Medicaid law , and children with disabilities / supplemental (special) needs trust matters.

The Koldin Law Center handles the entire Medicaid application process for the client with the goal of preserving and protecting some or all of the family life savings from the costs of Nursing Home care.