FAIRFIELD COUNTY MEDICAID (TITLE XIX) APPLICATION AND PLANNING
Experienced Elder Law Attorneys Helping You Plan and Apply for Medicaid Benefits
With health care costs continually on the rise, it is increasingly difficult for the disabled and elderly to obtain the resources they need for proper care. As you or a loved one grows older, there needs to be some assurance that you will be provided for in the event of an illness or accident. Many elderly do not realize that Medicare only covers nursing home care for a short period of time. Medicaid (Title XIX) may be the best solution to fill in the holes in coverage left by Medicare.
Getting approved for Medicaid (Title XIX) is not always easy. There are a lot of documents required and a stringent approval process that must be followed to the letter. Because of the difficulty of the application, it is highly recommended that you seek the guidance of a professional to help you through it. The legal team at our law firm can assist you in your Connecticut Medicaid (Title XIX) application and planning process to ensure that you obtain approval if you qualify.
Planning your Medicaid (Title XIX) Application
Planning ahead for Medicaid (Title XIX) is a sound investment of your time. Before applying, it is important to have all your ducks in a row. It is also important to understand what not to do. If you plan on applying for Medicaid (Title XIX) in the near future, do not give away any of your money or property without first consulting with your legal counsel. The state will examine your bank statements and property over the past five years to find out if there have been any ineligible asset transfers. If the state learns of any money or assets that have been sold or given away that are outside of the approval guidelines, they may impose a penalty period during which you would be ineligible for benefits.
Before beginning the application, you should have the following documentation available:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Marriage Certificate (if married)
- Passport, Driver’s License or Naturalization Certificate
- Pay Stubs
- Bank Statements (going back five years)
- Title Deeds to Property Owned
- Records of Other Government Benefits
After you have gathered the required documentation, you are ready to apply for Medicaid (Title XIX). But before doing so, we highly recommend that you speak to a qualified Medicaid (Title XIX) elder law attorney. In many cases, people who should have qualified have been denied because of a technicality such as missing one small document that was required or failing to take advantage of legal ways to reduce your income or assets. A denial can put your assets at risk and put a lot of stress on your family as they try to pay for the medical care you need during your retirement.
Do not leave your future health care and quality of life during retirement to chance. Contact our law firm today at 203-853-4400 for assistance. We will help you plan your Medicaid (Title XIX) application, ensuring that everything is in order and you are in the best possible position to gain approval. From our Norwalk, CT office, our law firm represents clients for elder and family law matters in Newtown, Westport, Ridgefield, Weston and communities throughout Fairfield County.