Applying for Medicaid is no simple matter: the amount of documentation which must be submitted with a Medicaid application can be overwhelming, completing the application packet requires a knowledge of the appropriate legal classification of certain assets and supporting asset statements should be appropriately indexed to provide an ease of review for the local Medicaid agency which will allow for efficient review and approval.
In addition to the complexities of completing and submitting an appropriate application for Medicaid benefits, clients need to be aware of the many pitfalls that come with transferring assets to qualify for Medicaid benefits. Any mistakes made in asset transfers can have grave consequences, in some instances causing clients to incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary, avoidable medical expenses.
Make no mistake, submitting an application for Medicaid benefits is a big deal, and should be treated as a big deal. Don’t go it alone. Call an experienced elder law attorney today.