Boca Raton Medicaid Lawyer
In Florida, there are many strategies you can use to protect your assets and savings before applying for Medicaid. There are also many programs that can help you offset the cost of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and home care. Under the instructions of the Florida Supreme Court, Medicaid planning activities can only be done by an attorney licensed to practice in the state. Still, this is just one reason it is so important to work with a Boca Raton Medicaid lawyer to make sure you are properly represented.
What Is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health insurance to help certain individuals cover the cost of healthcare. Medicaid is only available for low-income families, disabled and blind individuals, and children. Medicaid is available in Florida, as well as all other states.
Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible to receive Medicaid. To qualify, you must be a Florida resident as well as a citizen, permanent resident, or lawful immigrant who is in need of health care or insurance assistance. Medicaid is only available for those whose financial situation is characterized as low or very low income.
What Healthcare Services Does Medicaid Cover?
There are many different services covered by Medicaid. Some of the most basic services include:
- Doctors visits
- Lab testing
- Prescription medication
- All inpatient and outpatient hospital care
- Home healthcare
- Hospice care
- Medical supplies and equipment
- Medical transportation services
- Dental care up to when a person turns 21 years old
Medicaid benefits vary widely from state to state. Each state can determine the amount, duration, and type of services you can receive. Individual states can also include other services such as dental and vision care for adults. For example, if you live in Florida and are on Medicaid, you likely will not be able to receive a liver transplant if you continue drinking alcohol. You may also not be able to access all of the preventative services that are normally included.
What to Do if Your Medicaid Application is Rejected?
There are many reasons the Medicaid agency rejects applications. The most common of these include excess assets, missing documentation, and transferred assets. While no one wants to have their application rejected, the good news is that you can appeal the decision. You only have a limited amount of time to file your appeal and the process always has the potential to become complicated.
When working with a Boca Raton Medicaid lawyer, you can more easily overcome the challenges the process presents and obtain the benefits you need. At Samuels Wood PLLC, we advise you and work with you from the start to prepare an application with the best chance of being accepted, documenting your eligibility while utilizing all available tools to preserve your wealth and assets to the fullest extent allowable.
Our Medicaid Lawyer in Boca Raton Can Advise on Your Case
Medicaid benefits can help ensure you receive the medical care you need. Unfortunately, receiving these benefits is not easy. At Samuels Wood PLLC, our Boca Raton Medicaid lawyer can guide you through the process so you have the best chance of obtaining the benefits you need. Call us now at 561-864-3371 or reach out to us online to schedule a consultation and to learn more.