Nassau County Medicaid Planning Lawyer
Applying for Medicaid in Suffolk County, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and Westchester County
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Don’t go unprepared into your future of long-term care. Contact Kirshblum Taber PC online for an initial consultation to discuss your Medicaid concerns with an experienced professional.
At the very least, to qualify for Medicaid in New York you must:
- be a resident of the state;
- be a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien;
- have a need for healthcare/insurance assistance in such a way that your financial situation would be considered low income; and
- be pregnant, responsible for a minor (18 years or younger), blind, disabled, or have a disabled member in your household, or 65 years or older.
If you do not meet these qualifications, such as the income qualification, you may not be as easily eligible to receive assistance. However, as we will discuss in the next section, there are certain ways a Medicaid planning lawyer can better help you reorganize your situation so that you do eventually qualify for financial assistance.
Why Is Medicaid Planning Useful?
Medicaid planning is an advanced estate planning tool that can help you prepare you for eligibility for Medicaid assistance, even if you think your income might be too high. It will prove very beneficial to work with a Medicaid planning attorney because they might help you get a larger chance at obtaining assistance despite the eligibility requirements. Note that you should start planning early; people typically start on their Medicaid plan at least 5 years before they anticipate the need for long-term care.
Medicaid planning may involve a range of things to lower your income and asset base that are examined to determine your eligibility. For instance, we might help you do the following in order to reorganize your assets and qualify for Medicaid:
- planning the purchase of annuities;
- gifting cash and other assets to family members;
- buying long-term care insurance;
- transferring the title to your house while holding onto some rights to it;
- placing certain assets into an irrevocable Medicaid planning trust;
- placing excess income into a trust managed by a non-profit.
Do not worry if you do not initially meet the eligibility requirements for Medicaid assistance. Chances are, at some point in the future you might. Long-term care is costly and can feel overwhelming as you age. Our firm is here to provide comprehensive legal support so you can feel comfortable and assured about your future. You can also check out our Legal Resources to find additional resources that can help you understand Medicaid regulations. Attorney Orly Taber, Esq. has made it her personal mission to give the elderly glory and respect; you can count on her to safeguard your rights to Medicaid assistance.
Schedule an initial consultation with Kirshblum Taber PC by calling (516) 908-8842 to get started on your Medicaid plan as soon as possible.
Our lawyers serving Nassau County bring a unique background of experience. Attorney David A. Kirshblum, Esq. is a retired judge who has spent over 24 years on the family court bench, including presiding over cases involving Sean “Puffy” Combs, Al Pacino, and Mick Jagger.
He has also written decisions that have been affirmed by the NYS Appellate Division. Having been on the judicial side of the law, Attorney Kirshblum has a unique perspective that can prove advantageous to strategizing against the other side.
Further, while Attorney Kirshblum handles the family law side, Attorney Orly Taber, Esq. has significant experience with estate planning and helps clients, particularly the elderly, with estate matters and ex-spouse property disputes.
She is an energetic and client-focused lawyer who helps build estate plans that safeguard your personal and material interests.
Both Nassau County lawyers at Kirshblum Taber PC are experienced and professional advocates who treat their clients with respect.