The Martins Law Firm is pleased to note that it plays a significant part in safeguarding the health of the Brazilian community in the Miami, FL, region through its focus on Medicaid planning.

With us, you don’t have to hold back. Portuguese is the native language of our knowledgeable estate planning lawyers. We have the ability and desire to listen, and we understand you from a cultural perspective as well.

Come and have a frank conversation about Medicaid with an Elder Law Attorney here at The Martins Law Firm. We aim to make you as comfortable at our law office as possible.

Who Qualifies for Medicaid in Florida?

You must be a resident of Florida, a national or citizen of the United States, a permanent resident, or a legal alien, and have a meager income to qualify for Florida Medicaid.

You must also meet one of these criteria:

  • Be pregnant
  • Be responsible for children who is 18 years old or younger,
  • Be blind,
  • Have a disability or a disabled family member in your home
  • Be at least 65

Medical Services Covered by Medicaid in Florida

The following are essential services Medicaid typically covers:

  • Doctor visits
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab tests
  • Hospital services, including inpatient and outpatient care
  • X-rays
  • In-home medical care
  • Services for medical transportation
  • Medical equipment and supplies

The Consequences of Doing Nothing

A senior and their family may pay thousands of dollars if they apply to the Medicaid program too late. When a senior expects they will need long-term care, it is preferable to start planning the process several years in advance. This will make it possible to preserve assets before it is too late.

If an older adult has a persistent medical illness like dementia or Parkinson’s, their health and care demands can deteriorate quickly. Some households would be wise to start seeking the guidance of Medicaid planning lawyers even sooner to make sure they are ready for the possibility of needing future care.

Why You Need an Experienced Medicaid Planning Lawyer

If you are unfamiliar with how the system operates, understanding the Medicaid eligibility and qualification process can be a complicated and perplexing procedure.

While it is not necessary for an attorney to submit paperwork on behalf of a Medicaid applicant, having an Elder Law attorney knowledgeable about the process—and who can engage with the Medicaid caseworker once your application process has begun—is always beneficial.

You must seek professional advice to safeguard your possessions and quickly become eligible for Medicaid assistance for care in a nursing home or other medical needs. You and your family may find a Miami Medicaid planning attorney with Medicaid rules and regulations skills beneficial.

To avoid delaying eligibility, you must be careful not to apply for Medicaid before you are sure you are eligible. During an initial consultation, an experienced Elder Law attorney can establish your eligibility and the ideal timing to give your application to earn the most asset protection and Medicaid benefits.

We understand all this can be overwhelming. Please make an appointment to come and speak with us at The Martins Law Firm. One of our Elder Law attorneys will work with you to achieve your desired goals and ensure the process is as seamless as possible.

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