What You Need To Know About Medicaid in Massachusetts
With the continually rising cost of nursing home and assisted living care in Massachusetts, planning for the future is all the more important for our elderly community. Medicaid planning in Massachusetts is a key service that our attorneys provide to clients in the Greater Boston and Boston’s North Shore region. An elder law attorney at our law offices can talk to you about eligibility for Medicaid and what steps you can take to plan for your or a loved one’s long term care.
Medicaid Qualification Criteria
An elderly person will not be automatically entitled to receive Medicaid. This is a government program that an applicant must qualify for based upon an income and asset test. There are steps that a Medicaid planning lawyer can take to help you qualify and to help you protect your assets. This may be accomplished in various ways depending on your particular goals and financial situation.
For example, if you have excess income and are receiving Medicaid, we may be able to help you join the pooled income trust to avoid having all excess income mandatorily paid toward your medical care. We may be able to talk to you about setting up a Medicaid asset protection trust if you have assets that need protection from the costs of long term nursing home care.
Medicaid Planning in Massachusetts
Our attorneys can assist with Medicaid planning in Massachusetts. We will develop a plan that not only addresses your immediate needs and concerns but provides for long-term solutions. We are here to assist you, utilizing our experience as Massachusetts estate planning and elder law attorneys.