Long-term care is extremely expensive. MO HealthNet benefits, also known as Medicaid, can help to defray the cost of skilled nursing care. There are specific asset and income criteria that must be met in order to qualify for Medicaid vendor benefits.
At Fernandez Elder Law LLC, we are dedicated to helping our clients understand Medicaid benefits and eligibility. With my experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working in a major healthcare system, not only am I sensitive to my clients’ needs, I understand the challenge of navigating healthcare and government bureaucracies.
The expense of skilled nursing care, in many instances, can deplete the assets of a family. To ensure the financial security of a spouse or a disabled child who remains at home, it is important to have an experienced lawyer to help navigate the difficult process of qualifying, applying and, ultimately, being approved for benefits.
The process of becoming eligible by meeting the criteria of the State of Missouri can be overwhelming and complicated to anyone unfamiliar with it. Our understanding of the Medicaid laws offers our clients a smooth path to eligibility.
The process involves a very comprehensive review and discussion of your personal and financial situations. We provide a step-by-step approach to Medicaid eligibility and asset preservation and choose a strategy that best suits your needs.