Melville, NY, Medicaid Applications Lawyer

Schneider, Garrastegui, & Fedele, PLLC assists clients when applying for Medicaid for long-term care.
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Medicaid Applications in Melville

Applying for Medicaid is quite complex, with many people likening it to putting together a puzzle with ever-changing pieces. Every time the government changes a rule or requirement, you receive a new piece of the puzzle, and getting them to fit together can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, a single mistake can lead to a denial, forcing you to start the process over again.

You can’t afford mistakes, so consult with a Melville, NY, Medicaid application attorney. Our firm stays on top of changes to the laws. Instead of worrying about making a mistake, contact our firm for a consultation.

Medicaid Application Services

Our Melville, NY, Medicaid application lawyer can help you qualify for and apply for the program. With our help, you can:

  • Engage in Medicaid planning
  • Take steps to protect your spouse
  • Apply for the program
  • Appeal a denial, if applicable

Our firm strives to make the process as easy as possible for our clients. The law might be complex, but we explain it in an easy-to-understand way and will navigate the hurdles for you. Reach out today to learn more about applying for Medicaid for long-term care.

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The Application Process

When you first looked into applying for Medicaid, you probably thought you’d need to fill out a straightforward application. Then you’d submit it and get approved. However, you’re required to provide numerous supporting documents when applying. This includes financial account statements, a letter from the Social Security Administration, an income verification letter, tax forms, and so much more. In some cases, you might even have to provide canceled checks.

Your Medicaid application lawyer will go over all the documents you need and help you get everything in order. Then you can provide everything necessary with the application, reducing the risk of a denial. You’ll also discover that you’ll feel less stressed when you obtain legal help.

What If Your Application Is Denied?

If Medicaid denies your application, you might think that all hope is lost. However, our Melville, NY, Medicaid application lawyer can take action to help you get approved. First, your attorney will review the reason for the denial. If you should have been approved but were denied, the lawyer can request a reversal or appeal the decision.

However, if you were denied because you don’t meet eligibility requirements, your attorney will need to take a different approach. Your lawyer can help you take the steps needed to become eligible for Medicaid. Then you can apply once again.

Don’t give up on Medicaid if you’ve been denied. Instead, contact our firm to explore your legal options.

Look-back Period For Medicaid

Your Melville, NY, Medicaid application lawyer will review your assets, including those transferred out of the estate during the lookback period. Medicaid’s look-back period is 60 months for nursing home care. That means that anything transferred out of your estate within the last 60 months still counts toward your assets. If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, your attorney can help you with Medicaid planning. Then your lawyer can complete the application once you qualify. Contact our attorney today to determine if you currently qualify or need additional help.

Types Of Long-term Care With Medicaid

When you go to a Melville, NY, Medicaid application lawyer, he or she will ask which type of assistance you need. If you’re unsure, your lawyer will go over both, including the specific eligibility requirements. Many seniors require Medicaid nursing home care. However, you might want to obtain Medicaid home care, also known as community care. This coverage will make it easier to pay for at-home care, and you might be eligible for an adult daycare program. Contact our firm today to learn more about your options.

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