Medicaid is an income and asset-based program that provides medical and long term care for individuals who meet certain financial eligibility requirements. If an individual's monthly income is too high or assets are too many, he or she may not be eligible for Medicaid.
The attorneys of Galloway and Collens, PLLC use their experience and creativity to come up with unique solutions to challenging elder law problems. If you do not qualify for Medicaid and subsequent nursing home care because of excess assets or income, we may be able to help.
"Spending down" is the process of reducing the amount of assets an individual owns in order to qualify for Medicaid. Based on your unique financial circumstances, "spending down" your assets may help you meet Medicaid's appropriate asset limit. Contact an Oakland County spend down asset attorney from our firm to learn more about Medicaid eligibility.
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Many people think that by giving away enough money as gifts to family members, they will automatically qualify for Medicaid. Nothing can be further from the truth. Such a transfer will likely be treated as a divestment. Such improper gifting of money or assets may lead to a period of Medicaid ineligibility. The rules that apply to Medicaid spend down are complicated and must be closely observed.
Our attorneys can help you develop an effective plan for reducing assets that complies with Medicaid's requirements. We have helped numerous families through this process, and can help determine if spending down is a viable option for you.
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Contact Galloway and Collens, PLLC, if you are interested in learning more about Medicaid qualification. From our offices in Huntington Woods, our lawyers represent clients throughout southeastern Michigan.