Medi-Cal Planning Attorneys in Fullerton
Get the Benefits You Deserve
Sometimes, a sudden illness or deteriorating health might require you to
receive services at a skilled nursing facility. In California, the cost
of a nursing home can exceed $8,000 per month. Individuals may have to
pay this high cost unless they have
long-term care insurance coverage or qualify for Medi-Cal.
Medi-Cal is a state benefit that can help seniors with low income or limited
resources afford short-term and long-term nursing home care. Special rules
govern Medi-Cal eligibility, so it is best to speak to an attorney to
determine if you qualify. However, eligibility primarily depends on the
amount of income and resources a person has.
When faced with a sudden serious illness or accident or when planning for
long-term care, you can count on our Medi-Cal planning lawyers in Fullerton
to help you navigate the process of finding quality care. We can help
you determine the best options for care and understand how to qualify
for Medi-Cal to help finance them.
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Qualifying for Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal classifies property as “exempt” and “non-exempt.”
Some resources are exempted and do not count in determining eligibility
including your home – if it’s your primary residence –
and your vehicle. Nonetheless, you must meet the Medi-Cal income limit
of $2,000 for an individual. If your spouse needs nursing home services,
you can keep up to $119,220, but your spouse, as the institutionalized
spouse, must only keep $2,000 in a separate account.
OC Elder Law has experience using many strategies to help clients qualify
for Medi-Cal if they are over the eligibility requirements. However, qualifying
for benefits is only half of the battle. When a Medi-Cal recipient passes
away, Medi-Cal wants to get paid back. At OC Elder Law, we can help you,
a friend, or a family member qualify for benefits while protecting their
home and any other assets they might have from Medi-Cal recovery.
Seek appropriate counsel before you apply for Medi-Cal. We can give you
and your family peace of mind during a difficult and uncertain time. When
dealing with Medi-Cal, legal advice is something you cannot afford to
Serving All of Orange County
No matter your situation, the Fullerton Medi-Cal planning attorneys at
OC Elder Law are here to help. With decades of combined experience, our
lawyers will be able to answer your questions and guide you through the process.
Get in touch with us today to learn more.
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