Medicaid Qualifications Attorney in New Orleans

Legal Help With Medicaid in Louisiana

Medicaid is intended to provide healthcare for those who may not otherwise have access to good health insurance. Whether or not it is serving its purpose well is a subject of much debate among enrolled members and applicants. The eligibility requirements for Medicaid can be hard-and-fast, but you may have options for qualifying. Many rely on this program to meet both short and long-term care needs. You may truly need - and deserve - Medicaid coverage, but getting it may not be easy.

Brown Weimer, LLC, can demystify Medicaid qualifications and may be able to help you obtain coverage through strategic Medicaid planning. Navigating the red tape surrounding this essential healthcare program is a skill, and it is one that our team of attorneys is well-versed in. Even if it does not appear that you technically qualify, there may be steps we can take, such as using a Medicaid-compliant trust to help you access this critical public health program.

Orleans Parish Attorney Explains Medicaid Qualifications

If you feel that the eligibility requirements are quite harsh, you are not alone. Proving that you qualify for Medicaid can be quite a task. It is a need-based program, so many of the qualifying situations relate to financial status. Others relate to disability and health status.

In Louisiana, qualifications include:

  • Age - You must be between 19 years old and 64 years old.
  • Income - Your household income must be less than 138% of the federally-established poverty line. Many find the income limit quite low.
  • Residency - You must be legally present in the United States and a resident of Louisiana.
  • Assets - You must not have assets that Medicaid would consider sufficient to cover healthcare expenses. This limit can create extraordinary difficulty for some.

Income and asset caps for applicants can create significant difficulty. You may have become quite concerned after glancing at the limitations related to the income you can earn and the assets you can hold. However, there are ways to protect your assets and qualify sooner, saving you money and providing you with critical coverage. There are a number of Medicaid strategies that we as attorneys can employ to help you qualify without making tremendous sacrifices.

Certain types of trusts may be used to guard certain assets, to help you qualify, and to save funds to pay for future healthcare needs. Careful planning and strategic work can protect you now and in the future.

Medicaid in Louisiana and Elder Law

A large percentage of our senior citizens rely on Medicaid for long-term care coverage. Yet, qualifying for Medicaid while you are young enough to do so can be a strategic move that may benefit you in a number of ways, such as allowing you to save money.

For seniors who reside in skilled nursing facilities, qualifying for Medicaid coverage may be absolutely essential. Medicaid planning, long-term care planning, estate planning, and incapacity planning may be inextricably interlinked for many elders.

For these individuals, it is critical to be represented by experienced Medicaid attorneys. There is a considerable amount of legal and financial strategizing involved in securing Medicaid coverage you may need for many years to come.

Experienced Medicaid Lawyers for Louisiana Residents

The Medicaid system is complex. Trying to navigate it alone can leave you frustrated and no closer to coverage. The lawyers at Brown Weimer, LLC, are highly experienced in dealing with this bureaucracy. We can serve as your guide and advocate all the way through the red tape. You will always be able to contact your attorney directly, and we strive to keep our clients updated on the progress of their case.

Contact a Louisiana Medicaid Qualifying Lawyer

Brown Weimer, LLC, is committed to helping residents of Louisiana secure Medicaid coverage and prepare for their long-term healthcare needs. For a free consultation, contact us at 504-561-8700. We represent clients in metropolitan New Orleans, including Jefferson Parish, St. Tammany Parish. We also work with clients in Mandeville, Thibodaux, Metairie, Slidell, Houma, Kenner, Covington, Gretna, Harvey, Terrebonne Parish, St. John Parish, and Lafourche Parish.

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