Medicaid Planning

Troy Medicaid Planning Attorneys

Helping Clients Obtain the Benefits They Need in Michigan

Though Medicaid is a program designed to make healthcare more accessible to families who would not be able to afford it otherwise, applying for the program can be complex. The application involves a lot of work and the review process can take a long time— time that many people cannot afford. Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras’s estate planning and elder law attorneys serving in Troy, Oakland County, and surrounding areas offer Medicaid planning services that are focused on making sure you or your loved one can be properly cared for.

Call (248) 213-9514 if you or a loved one need help with Medicaid benefits, our Troy Medicaid planning attorneys.

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a federal and state program designed to provide healthcare coverage to individuals and families with low income and limited resources. This essential program offers a wide range of medical services, including hospital stays, doctor visits, long-term care, and home health care. Medicaid is particularly crucial for seniors and individuals with disabilities who may require long-term care services that can be prohibitively expensive without assistance.

Medicaid eligibility is determined by income and asset limits, which differ by state. In Michigan, where our law firm is located, the Medicaid program is administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Qualifying for Medicaid can be a very complex process involving detailed documentation of your financial situation and a thorough understanding of the specific rules and regulations.

Confirming Your Eligibility for Medicaid

Medicaid was created for low-income families. While the program is meant to help people, the government’s fear of fraud has resulted in an outrageous qualifications process that requires applicants to go through a lot of work to prove they are an eligible candidate. If your total assets are estimated over $12,500 or, if married, $25,000 then the application process is going to be more complex. If your income is over the eligibility requirements for Medicaid, there are several legal strategies you can use to receive the benefits anyway.

Some strategies for qualifying for Medicaid include:

  • Setting up an irrevocable trust that will reduce the applicant’s countable assets and protect them for future use.
  • Transferring money to a spouse when the applying spouse needs to move into a nursing home.
  • Setting up a Qualified Income Trust that can be used to pay medical bills and will be forfeited to the government after the applicant’s passing.
  • Establishing an annuity that will provide a healthy spouse receives monthly payments from an insurance company while the applicant's spouse receives nursing home care under Medicaid.
  • Spending excess assets by paying off debts, making home renovations, and other large spending investments that can be passed on to beneficiaries in a will or trust.

Why Choose Our Medicaid Planning Attorneys

We are here to assist you by:

  • Extensive Experience and Knowledge: We have a deep understanding of Medicaid laws and regulations. We stay current with the ever-changing policies and requirements to provide you with accurate and effective guidance. Our extensive experience in Medicaid planning allows us to anticipate potential challenges and develop strategies tailored to your specific situation.
  • Personalized and Compassionate Approach: Every client’s situation is unique, and we take the time to understand your individual needs and goals. We provide compassionate and personalized service, ensuring that you feel supported and informed throughout the entire process. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome, whether it's qualifying for Medicaid, safeguarding your assets, or planning for long-term care.
  • Comprehensive Services: We offer a wide spectrum of Medicaid planning services to address your financial and healthcare needs. From asset protection and trust creation to Medicaid application assistance and crisis planning, we are equipped to handle every facet of Medicaid planning. Our comprehensive approach ensures that all your concerns are addressed and your plan is cohesive and effective.

Contact Our Medicaid Planning Attorneys in Troy Today

Even if you do not automatically qualify for Medicaid, there are several ways to reach the limit so that you or your loved one can receive the benefits you need. It is in your best interests to work with an experienced Medicaid planner who can make the most out of your current assets and help you legally qualify for Medicaid. Our experienced estate planning lawyers serve Troy, Oakland County, and the surrounding areas. We are very familiar with Michigan’s Medicaid procedures and can guide you through this complex system.

Contact Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras today by calling (248) 213-9514 to get started with our Troy Medicaid planning lawyers.

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  • We are grateful for their guidance and would definitely recommend BRMM.

    “This firm has taken care of the planning for my husband and I to protect our future heirs. We are grateful for their guidance and would definitely recommend BRMM.”

    - T.H.

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    “They treat you like family and walked us through the entire Medicaid process for my mom, as well, as made sure our POA documents were in place. I couldn't be more grateful for their kindness, help, and guidance.”

    - Van Zweden Famil

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    - George L.

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    “Our family can not thank them both enough for their great work. We highly recommend their services for anyone's elderly care needs.”

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