We are so grateful for the lives our parents have provided for us. While seeing them in their last chapter is difficult, we can help ensure their last days end with dignity.
Of course, this isn’t the easiest conversation, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary!
Perhaps you are considering Medicaid but have heard of the stringent requirements. You fear that your parent falls into the gray area of not being able to afford private care on their own while at the same time having “too many assets”. If this is your reality, the Atlanta Medicaid planning attorneys at Edwards Family Law can help.
There are solutions available to prevent a Medicaid denial when an individual has income and assets higher than the Medicaid eligibility criteria. An Atlanta Medicaid planning attorney can assist you with implementing a strategy that enables you or someone you love to become eligible while maintaining a sizable amount of assets.
Fulton County has an overall health coverage rate of 89.9%:
Georgia spent $6,587 per person on personal health care in 2014. Need help applying for insurance in Atlanta, GA? Our Medicaid planning attorneys can help. This can include finishing the paperwork, offering proof of support, and submitting the application.
Even though this process might be labor-intensive and challenging, our attorneys at Edwards Family Law are here to assist.
Who qualifies for health insurance under Medicare?
Those who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years as a citizen or resident and meet at least one of the following requirements:
In Georgia, as of 2022, individuals must meet a strict income cap to qualify for Medicaid long-term care coverage. States without income caps permit applicants to deplete their funds for treatment, whereas states with income caps demand that the sum be no greater than their cap when the application for Medicaid is made.
Candidates are limited to a monthly salary of $2,523 and a total of $2,000 in resources. Couples may have a $3,000 resource cap if both parties require long-term care. If a Medicaid applicant has a total of $2,000 or more in countable assets, their application may be rejected, or their Medicaid eligibility may be revoked.
Exempt assets are ones that Medicaid won’t count toward calculating eligibility. Some of the main exempt assets in Georgia are as follows:
On the other hand, some countable assets include:
At Edwards Family Law, we offer clients ethical, informed guidance on how to get the government benefits they are entitled to while protecting assets. To preserve your eligibility for Medicaid, long-term care, nursing facility care, and other needs, it often requires the judicious use of trusts, gifting techniques, and other estate planning instruments.
We can assist you with all the required legal work and details, including initial Medicare or Medicaid benefit applications and any issues that crop up along the way.
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Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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3476 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
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We serve clients throughout Georgia for estate planning cases:
The team at Edwards Family Law can help you design a strategy to become eligible for Medicaid benefits while keeping your assets intact. Do you still have questions? No worries. Just schedule a consultation so we can give you specialized advice.
Each case is different, but we can share what clients typically struggle with when they make their initial calls to us:
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Attorneys specializing in elder law, often known as elder care attorneys, estate and trust lawyers, or Medicaid lawyers, help people plan for their long-term care and eventual demise. They help elders with a vast and varied range of legal tasks.
No. However, it could be better to retain a lawyer specializing in Medicaid in the state where one resides, depending on one’s marital status, wealth, and other complicated pertinent circumstances.
Georgia has a Medicaid look-back period of 60 months, beginning the day before an individual applies for Medicaid. During this time, Medicaid checks to ensure no assets were sold or transferred for less than their fair market worth. A penalty period of Medicaid ineligibility will follow any violations of the look-back period.