Medi-Cal Planning Chart Your Course with Confidence

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.

Discuss your situation with us today by calling (714) 400-2373.

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 go without.

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. Contact us at (714) 400-2373.

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    Marty Burbank

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    Marty Burbank wants to live in a world where children are healthy and safe, where seniors live without fear or pain, and where veterans are cared for and respected. Marty is a featured expert in estate planning and elder law by Forbes and was recognized by the Orange County Register as one of the 100 most influential people in Orange County. He frequently speaks about seniors, our military veterans, their benefits, and the legal issues related to their care and quality of life. Marty has ...
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    Joshua Ramirez

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    Joshua D. Ramirez received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal State Fullerton. Josh attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he obtained his Juris Doctor and his LLM in Taxation, which he obtained “with distinction.” He has a passion for elder law, as evidenced by him graduating #1 in his elder law class. Josh has a passion for the elderly and families mourning the loss of a loved one. Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, spending the day at the shooting ...
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    Erlinda Vasquez

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    Erlinda Vasquez received her bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Loyola Marymount University. In college, Erlinda was involved in many extracurricular activities, including the Harvard Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI). As an LLI Scholar, Erlinda partnered with Harvard Kennedy School to create a community service project in Los Angeles. She later received her juris doctor from Loyola Law School where she discovered her passion for elder law. During her first year of law ...
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    Bryce Letterman

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    For more than 25 years, Attorney Bryce Letterman has provided dedicated representation to clients in a wide variety of legal matters. Mr. Letterman assists clients primarily with estate planning and probate. He also has experience in several other areas, including business and civil litigation. His decades of experience in estate planning have ranged from simple wills and powers of attorney through complex planning including Medi-Cal, asset protection, and strategies to maximize the after-tax ...
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    Tessa Gardner

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    Tessa Gardner received her bachelor’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University. While studying at Pepperdine, Tessa played lacrosse and developed her philanthropic purpose as a member of Alpha Phi. Tessa later went on to get her juris doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. During her time at law school, Tessa interned for the District Attorney's office in the Family Violence and Cold Case units where her passion for seniors' rights developed. Tessa then ...
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    Michael Lawlor

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    Michael has practiced estate planning and trust litigation in California since 1981 except for the few years he took off to sail around the world with his wife on their boat Traveler. He attended USC for his undergraduate studies and earned his J.D. from Western State School of Law.
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