Helping You Qualify for Government Assistance

Many elderly people who face long-term health issues are concerned that they will not be able to qualify for government assistance programs such as Medicaid. This can cause serious problems down the road when people think that they have to sell their homes and other assets to meet the income qualifications for assistance. At Fisher & Wilsey, P.A., our St. Petersburg Medicaid planning lawyers can develop solutions that may allow elderly people in need of care to hold onto their homes and their assets.

The sooner you get legal advice for long-term planning, the better. Contact our Florida elder law attorneys online or call 888-312-1474 or 727-369-8572 to schedule a meeting to discuss your situation.

It Is Never Too Early to Plan for the Future

Long-term care, such as that which is provided in a nursing home, is not cheap. If you attempt to pay for this out of pocket, you can go broke very fast. That is why qualifying for Medicaid can be so important. The sooner our Tampa Bay estate planning lawyers get involved in the eligibility planning process, the less likely you are to run into problems at a critical point in time. We have extensive experience developing comprehensive estate plans, including drafting the necessary documents to help preserve Medicaid eligibility. We can help you with:

  • Basic eligibility
  • Asset protection and Medicaid qualification
  • The establishment of various trusts to ensure qualification
  • Planning for asset transfers in order to meet qualifications

Medicaid Qualifications in Emergency Situations

Although advanced planning is preferable, you should not give up hope of qualifying for assistance if a loved one has required emergency admittance into a long-term care facility. Even if you are being required to pay out-of-pocket, the attorneys at Fisher & Wilsey, P.A., can review your estate plan and your assets. We may be able to make changes to an estate plan or successfully appeal the denial of benefits. In any case, you should always seek qualified legal advice before you think a matter is irretrievably settled.

Call for a Consultation With a Clearwater Elder Law Lawyer

We have been helping people resolve estate planning and elder law matters since 1962. Contact our St. Petersburg Medicaid planning attorneys online or call 888-312-1474 or 727-369-8572 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.