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 is in need of nursing home services, you, as the community spouse 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 the Medi-Cal if they are over the eligibility requirements. However, qualifying for the benefit 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 the benefit while protecting their home and any other assets they might have from Medi-Cal recovery.
Seek appropriate counsel before you apply for and seek to qualify 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.