Los Angeles Medi-cal Planning Lawyer

Helping You Obtain a Public Benefit for Long-Term Care

With nursing home costs hovering around six thousand dollars a month, you may wonder how you will ever be able to afford long-term care. However, you can plan ahead to receive Medi-Cal benefits. Medi-Cal is California's version of Medicaid. There are certain eligibility requirements for this program and the application process is lengthy. However, our Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning lawyer can help determine your eligibility and will carefully assist you throughout the application process.

Helping You With Effective Planning Strategies

Our Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning attorney can provide you with effective planning strategies to help you qualify for Medi-Cal benefits. We provide personalized attention and are genuinely involved in every case we handle. Through our representation, we will work to find affordable solutions that can help you and your family plan for the future. We can help you:

  • Qualify for government benefits to cover long-term care
  • Protect your assets to help pay for long-term care
  • Protect your home from liens
  • Create an estate plan that will protect your assets and provide for your spouse, children and heirs

Who Should Seek Our Representation?

Anybody who currently needs long-term care or will need care in the future can benefit from Medi-Cal planning. In particular, we provide dedicated legal planning services for:

  • Any person currently in a nursing home or about to be placed in a nursing home
  • Any person with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's or stroke victims
  • Any person needing long-term care insurance now or in the future

Medi-Cal Eligibility Requirements and Other Planning Strategies

Depending on your age and marital status, there are certain income and non-exempt asset restrictions that must be met in order to qualify for Medi-Cal. However, you may be able to keep various exempt assets that will not affect your Medi-Cal eligibility, such as:

  • Your home
  • Household items
  • Personal effects
  • Burial arrangements
  • Automobiles

If you fail to meet the eligibility requirements, our legal team at the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo will help you file a petition to obtain a court order. This is beneficial for married couples who have a spouse in a nursing home. This court order can transfer the assets or income of the spouse in the nursing home to the other spouse. This may be enough to qualify the spouse in the nursing home for Medi-Cal. In every case, we will work closely with you to tailor a plan suited to your unique needs. Please see our Medi-Cal FAQs page for more information.

Call for a Free Consultation With a California Medi-Cal Eligibility Attorney

If you have questions about Medi-Cal eligibility requirements or have been denied coverage, we can help you. Contact our Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning lawyer online or call 818-676-9572 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. We welcome AARP members.