Can a non-attorney file an application for Medicaid? A non-attorney can file an application for Medicaid. A quality filing service will work in conjunction with an attorney selected by the client for asset protection strategies.
Are there legal ways to protect assets and still qualify for Medicaid Long Term Care benefits? Yes there are many ways to protect assets without breaking laws. A qualified attorney must make the initial determination regarding asset protection strategies in Florida. An attorney does not have to be a “Board Certified” Elder Law Attorney.
Why is it so hard to find anyone to correctly answer questions about Medicaid Long Term Care benefits? Medicaid is complicated and few people have a thorough understanding of the rules.
Veteran’s homes in Florida generally are not 100% covered by the VA and require an additional payor source like private pay or Medicaid.
In Florida a home that qualifies as a primary residence that the patient has an intent to return to cannot be sold, have a lein placed against it or otherwise encumbered by a nursing home or Medicaid.
Spend-down means either expending countable assets on care or non-countable or exempt assets.