Attorney Help with MassHealth
MassHealth (Medicaid in Massachusetts) is a state and federal income-based program that pays for health care for certain low- and medium-income people living in Massachusetts. The Heritage Law Center specifically works with MassHealth Standard for seniors (age 65 or older) who need long-term care and have limited income and resources.
The application process is complex, and you may have trouble getting benefits without an attorney’s help. Luckily, the team at The Heritage Law Center is experienced, compassionate, and ready to help you through this daunting task.
Why Should You Contact an Attorney?
When applying for MassHealth, there are many legal and financial details that, if improperly handled, can lead to denials of eligibility or other penalties. In order to qualify for this program, you need to meet certain income and asset limits.
Our attorney Matthew Karr is well-versed in the numerous methods used to protect assets, so he can help you you’ll be eligible for MassHealth when it becomes essential for your well-being. If you plan ahead, an irrevocable trust can be created that could eventually protect your assets from impacting your MassHealth application. Preparing at least five years before you need care is vital, as MassHealth has a five-year lookback period that can impact your coverage.
When you apply for MassHealth, they can look at your financial records, including your bank records, for the previous five years. If they find that you transferred assets during this five-year span, they will disqualify you for coverage for a period of time. Because of this, it’s important to speak with a lawyer like Matthew Karr, Esq., to take action now.
What Types of Services Does MassHealth Standard Offer?
For many adults age 65 years or older, MassHealth Standard is the coverage is well suited for the care they need. This type of MassHealth covers a wide range of services, ensuring you get the care you need to live comfortably and securely.
Below are some of the types of services you can expect to be covered when applying for MassHealth:
- Inpatient hospital care
- Hospice care
- Outpatient services
- Medical devices, such as dentures and glasses
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Long-term care services
For more information, check out our free MassHealth Planning and Asset Protection Report.
Get the Help You Need with MassHealth Planning
It’s ideal to plan for MassHealth before you or your loved one needs the type of care covered by this insurance. By having a trusted legal advisor skilled in asset protection and familiar with all of the Massachusetts laws, you can ensure that if you need to apply for MassHealth in the future, your assets will be as protected as possible and you’ll have the highest chance of approval.
At The Heritage Law Center, we know how complex and confusing MassHealth and estate planning can be. Fortunately, our lawyer knows the ins and outs of Massachusetts laws and MassHealth regulations and can use that experience to seek out the coverage you need.
Connect with us today by calling 617-299-6976 or completing the online form below to schedule a free consultation with lawyer Matthew Karr, Esq. and learn more about your options.