The senior population is growing, with over 47 million people in the USA aged 65 and above. Obviously, as we age, our need for high-quality, accessible healthcare becomes critical. Medicaid plays an important role in providing seniors with quality long-term care. But, accessing this care can be a complex process. Your elder law and estate planning attorney can assist you in not only understanding your options, but also proactively implementing a strategy to ensure that you can access these options when the time comes that you need them.
Why Being Proactive About Medicaid Planning Matters
Medicaid is a federal program that provides coverage for the costs associated with long term care and healthcare for seniors. However, it is incredibly complex. Each year, Medicaid is tweaked and changed, all to help define the limits of who as well as what services are eligible for these benefits. Even the simplest errors or oversights in your application can mean you get denied benefits, which can be devastating.
As a result, legal specialists are often the most valuable resource in not only understanding this system, but for putting Medicaid planning strategies in place to ensure that when you need the benefits offered by Medicaid, you have the best possible chance of being positioned correctly to meet their very strict and complicated criteria.
Medicaid Planning Needs to be Customized
There is no one-size-fits-all Medicaid planning solution, and your estate planning attorney should tailor your strategy to you or your loved one’s financial position and needs. For example, if you are married, your strategy needs to include the possibility of one spouse being able to live independently at home while the other requires long-term care. You also need to consider how to manage assets to ensure that they are passed on to your children and grandchildren, rather than them being absorbed by costly penalties when you apply for Medicaid.
Being proactive about Medicaid planning is not about waiting until you or a loved one needs to access these benefits. Rather, it is about taking an active role to ensure peace of mind about your health and assets when that time comes.
Find Out More About Medicaid Planning – Book a Free Consultation with Your Estate Planning Attorney Today
At Sedita, Campisano and Campisano in New Jersey, otherwise known as SCC Legal, estate planning attorney Frank Campisano is ready to assist you with all your Medicaid and estate planning needs, including planning for Medicaid eligibility, business succession planning, personal estate plans, your Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, trusts or minimizing inheritance tax on your estate.
Contact us today and let us deliver expert estate planning advice to take care of all your Medicaid and estate planning needs. For more information, please visit our website at:http://www.scclegal.com/