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How Can an Attorney Help with MassHealth Applications?

MassHealth/Medicaid applicants and their families need to keep in mind that while the MassHealth application process can be daunting, it is never too late to take steps to protect your

POSTED ON: January 30, 2012

MassHealth/Medicaid applicants and their families need to keep in mind that while the MassHealth application process can be daunting, it is never too late to take steps to protect your life savings from Medicaid liens or to protect family assets when a loved one must be admitted to a nursing home.

However, time is valuable when you consider the daily cost of a nursing home. Every month of lost eligibility can cost more than $10,000 in private pay fees. An elder law attorney can get your loved one approved for MassHealth as quickly as possible while protecting as much of their estate as possible. When you hire the Heritage Law Center for MassHealth/Medicaid planning, we will:assess the applicant’s financial estate, including up to five years of bank and financial statements, as required by MassHealth;advise you on how to avoid MassHealth disqualification periods;explain how your family’s estate planning documents, including wills, powers of attorney and health care proxies should be coordinated to manage long term care;discuss your options for asset protection such as trusts, annuities and transfers to exempt individuals;obtain MassHealth/Medicaid eligibility for you as quickly as possible;handle all the details of filing the application with the Division of Medical Assistance.

For one flat fee, we provide you with the advice and services you need to obtain MassHealth/Medicaid long term care benefits while protecting your loved one and their estate.

The best time to plan for MassHealth/Medicaid eligibility is before you or your loved one needs care, but no matter what, it is never too late. The most important thing is that you have a trusted advisor, who is familiar with MassHealth regulations and asset protection strategies, so that you and your family can be confident you are being protected to the fullest extent of the law. Call the Heritage Law Center and let us take the burden off your shoulders.