FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT MEDICAID (TITLE XIX) LAWYERS
Difficulties in Applying for Medicaid (Title XIX) in Connecticut
Many people have run into trouble applying for Medicaid (Title XIX) in Connecticut. These difficulties can lead to unfavorable results, making things stressful for the entire family. When a loved one is in need of long-term care, the transition can be very difficult for everyone involved. The last thing you should have to worry about is being denied coverage for the care that is needed. The elder law attorneys at our law firm can ease your burden by helping you through all the complications in your Medicare (Title XIX) application.
Helping you prepare and navigate around the problems that can arise when applying for Medicare (Title XIX) is one of major our areas of focus. Our experienced professionals can show you exactly what is needed to overcome the common roadblocks to completing your application and obtaining approval.
There are certain rules that should be followed when preparing to apply for Medicaid (Title XIX):
- Do not give away any money or transfer any assets without first consulting with an attorney; this could jeopardize approval of your application.
- Before applying, talk with an attorney about the best ways to legally ensure that your assets will not be placed at risk. There are ways you can protect your assets and stay within the Medicaid (Title XIX) eligibility requirements, but make sure any such actions are first reviewed by your attorney.
- There are expected delays to take into consideration during the Medicaid (Title XIX) approval process. Accounting for these delays is a key factor in the overall timing of the application.
- It is recommended that you file an application 60 days or more before the date you believe you will become eligible for benefits.
When applying for benefits, issues often arise creating roadblocks to your approval. Here is a look at the potential difficulties you and your family could face with your application:
- Selecting the Right Program: Choosing the right program could depend on the applicant’s condition, financial status or living situation. Specific programs are tailored toward people with certain disabilities and financial situations.
- Timing of the Application: Premature filing could lead to adverse financial consequences. For example, if your application occurs within five years of an ineligible transfer of property to a loved one, you may be subject to a penalty period before you can qualify for benefits.
- Meeting Physical Criteria: Eligibility is dependent not only on meeting financial criteria, but physical criteria as well. Physical exams are often required to demonstrate an applicant’s need for certain ongoing medical care.
- Substantiating Medicaid (Title XIX) Data: All answers on the lengthy application must be substantiated with financial and/or legal documentation. Missing important documents can lead to a denial of benefits.
- Enforcement of Your Rights for Eligibility: Applicants have certain rights under federal law that they should be aware of throughout the application process. A failure to understand/exercise these rights could lead to unnecessary delays.
Whatever difficulties you may be facing with your Connecticut Medicaid (Title XIX) application, we can help you overcome them and secure the benefits you are eligible for. At our law firm, we are experienced and compassionate elder care lawyers that understand the problems many Medicaid (Title XIX) applicants are facing. Contact us today at 203-853-4400 for a free case assessment. From our Norwalk CT office, our law firm represents clients for elder and family law matters in Greenwich, Darien, Norwalk, Westport and communities throughout Fairfield County.