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Paying for Your Care With Medicaid

Individuals are living longer with more debilitating illnesses requiring greater care and assistance with everyday activities. The rising costs associated with this care and assistance is a common concern for all of us. We work hard all our lives and want to see our hard-earned savings benefit our loved ones at death.

Medicaid is a government program that will pay for long-term nursing home costs if you meet certain asset limits. The Law Offices of Debra Coccoro in Brewster, Massachusetts, will explain in simple terms the Medicaid regulations and eligibility process.

We aim to reduce your concerns about your future should you need nursing home care. We offer a wide-range of services to plan for increasing costs of care due to a prolonged illness.

Long-Term Care Planning

Part of your estate planning objectives may be to protect assets from the costs of a nursing home. We can structure an estate plan that will protect assets from being counted for Medicaid eligibility under the current regulations, while at the same time also avoid probate, minimize estate taxes, and provide your loved ones with creditor protection of their inheritance.

By participating in the Massachusetts and Florida chapters of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Law Offices of Debra Coccoro stays up-to-date on the changing regulations and policies surrounding asset protection and Medicaid eligibility.

Medicaid Applications

When a loved one goes into a nursing home, the Law Offices of Debra Coccoro will be ready to assist you with applying for Medicaid benefits to help pay for that cost of care. We will review your existing assets and explain the steps necessary to qualify your loved one for Medicaid.

Our experience with submitting Medicaid applications gives us insight into the information that will be looked at more closely during the application process. We take the time to gather all of the documentation that we determine is needed for a successful application.

When preparing for the future, it helps to have a trusted and highly experienced lawyer on your side. Call us at 508-896-0200 to learn more about our services.