Anybody who currently needs long-term care or will need care in the future can benefit from Medi-Cal planning. Some people have even disqualified themselves by thinking they made too much, therefore don’t bother with the application. If you’re a California resident and you or your family needs financial help to cover nursing home costs, then Medi-Cal can be a good option. Medi-Cal will not pay for most assisted living facilities. In particular, we provide dedicated Medi-Cal planning services for:
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 long term care. However, you may be able to keep various exempt assets that will not affect your long term care eligibility, such as:
If you fail to meet the Medi-Cal long-term care eligibility requirements, our legal team at the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo may help you file a petition to obtain a court order. This is beneficial for married couples that 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 skilled nursing facility for Medi-Cal. In every case, we will work closely with you to tailor a plan suited to your unique needs. Please see our Q&A page for frequently asked questions and answers about Medi-Cal planning.
If you have questions about Medi-Cal long term care eligibility requirements or have been denied coverage, call us for help at 818-676-9572. Attorney Alice A. Salvo, an experienced Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning lawyer can address your concerns and provide answers. With professional guidance our goal is to protect your loved ones savings and real estate. In addition, we strive to eliminate the family burden of expensive long-term care costs.
If you or a family member is considering the possibility of receiving Medi-Cal long-term care benefits in the future and do not currently have an estate plan with a revocable trust please schedule an appointment and get the protection as well as the benefits before it is too late.