Cincinnati Medicaid lawyers at Zimmer Law Firm can help you to be proactive in putting a plan in place to get qualified for Medicaid coverage. We can work closely with you to determine if you can qualify to get covered and can provide insight into why it is so important that you have Medicaid benefits available when you need them.
To find out more about how our firm can help you with the Medicaid planning process, give us a call today. Our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team will provide the personalized help and support that you need. You can also read on to find out how Cincinnati Medicaid lawyers can help you.
The Most Important Ways Cincinnati Medicaid Lawyers Help You
Medicaid lawyers can assist you in protecting assets, planning for incapacity, and preparing for the future. Some of the key ways that Zimmer Law Firm can help you include:
- Determining if you need a Medicaid plan: Most people need a Medicaid plan because there’s a good chance nursing home care will some day become necessary. You need a plan to get Medicaid to pay for nursing home care because Medicare and private insurance do not typically cover routine care in a nursing home. If you’re not eligible for Medicaid because you have too many financial resources, you may have to pay for your nursing home care out of pocket until you have impoverished yourself.
- Helping you to put your Medicaid plan into place: If you need a Medicaid plan, it is important that you have an attorney help you make your plan and use the right tools. Many people make mistakes when making their plans, such as creating a revocable living trust and transferring assets into it and assuming those assets no longer count as resources for Medicaid eligibility even though they do. You don’t want to end up losing everything because you didn’t execute your Medicaid plan properly.
- Helping you respond in a crisis when Medicaid is needed immediately: Medicaid planning should ideally be done in advance of the time when you need nursing home care because otherwise you could trigger temporary disqualification from coverage by transferring valuable assets within five years of the time care is needed. However, if you or a loved one needs Medicaid imminently, there are steps that you can take in order to protect at least some of your assets. Zimmer Law Firm can help you take those steps.
- Helping you to prepare for and respond to Medicaid estate recovery: Medicaid can try to recover the money spent on your nursing home care from your estate after you pass away. We can help you to take steps to try to avoid losing assets after death to estate recovery and we can represent heirs or beneficiaries who are at risk of losing a valuable portion of their inheritance due to estate recovery proceedings.
- Helping parents of disabled children to protect access to benefits: It is not just aging seniors worried about nursing home care that need a Medicaid plan. If you are the parent of a disabled child, you need to make certain that you structure his or her inheritance so that you do not cause a loss of access to means-tested benefits.
There may also be other types of assistance our firm can provide, depending upon your specific circumstances. Everyone’s situation is different, which is why it can be so important to work with an experienced attorney to get comprehensive legal advice on your specific goals and vulnerabilities.
Getting Help from Cincinnati Medicaid Lawyers
Cincinnati Medicaid lawyers at Zimmer Law Firm provide representation, advice, and advocacy to people of all ages. Whether you are making a Medicaid plan for yourself, helping an aging parent, or responding to a crisis when care is needed imminently, we can provide the legal services you are looking for.
To find out more about how our firm can help you, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 513-721-1513 to get your personalized Medicaid plan underway so you and your family can benefit from knowing you’ll be covered if you need it — without impoverishing yourself first and losing your legacy. Call now to get your plan started before it is too late.