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Medi-Cal Eligibility

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A Closer Look At Medi-Cal Eligibility

The California medical assistance program or Medi-Cal, is a Medicaid program created by the California Department of Health Care Services for a wide variety of different California residents. Understanding Medi-Cal can be difficult to understand. Medi-Cal is a supplemental program designed to help with the cost of caring for an elderly family member. This program can help homeowners that want to protect their assets from the high cost of nursing homes and other expenses for older family members. However, there are certain Medi-Cal eligibility requirements that need to be met first.

Eligibility Requirements

Like many state-funded programs, Medi-Cal has eligibility requirements that California residents must meet in order to receive benefits. The Medi-Cal eligibility income limits are what determine your ability to receive aid. Working with a law firm that specializes in elder law is suggested, as elder law attorneys can advise you how to best manage your money. Without this counsel, a gift or transfer alone can cost you penalties or your Medi-Cal coverage altogether.


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Helping You Pay For Long-Term Care

Nursing home costs are extremely expensive and can quickly drain a family’s financial resources. However, there are public benefit options that can help pay for some or all of a family member’s long-term care.

The lawyers at the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo in Los Angeles have extensive experience with the Medi-Cal application process. In order to qualify for Medi-Cal, your income and assets must not exceed the limit set by state law. Even if you do not qualify for Medi-Cal on paper, there are options, such as a trust, that may help you meet the eligibility requirements. We will work closely with you to determine if there are any estate planning options that will protect your assets while making it possible to qualify for these important benefits.

We have a thorough understanding for Medi-Cal eligibility criteria and can help you every step of the way, including through the entire Medi-cal eligibility verification process. Get the help you and your family needs, today and stop worrying about how to afford tomorrow.