Very few attorneys understand the complex nature of Medi-Cal eligibility. There is a large amount of misinformation on the Internet, and many people and lawyers end up making mistakes that can permanently impact a person's ability to obtain Medi-Cal, or subject the heirs to an estate recovery lien.
If you or a loved one is considering applying for Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program), it is highly advisable to consult with an elder law attorney prior to submitting the application.
Contact the Mullin Law Firm in Concord and Walnut Creek online or call our attorneys at 925-852-6014. We have significant experience with California Medi-Cal eligibility issues.
Applying for Medi-Cal
Often, it is the children of a parent with Alzheimer's or dementia who contact us to find out about Medi-Cal eligibility for the long-term care benefit. At the Mullin Law Firm, we understand that can be a stressful time, and we will work hard to make your parent's Medi-Cal application process efficient and effective.
Applying for Medi-Cal can be an overwhelming task for someone unfamiliar with the steps involved. Our attorneys know the Medi-Cal eligibility workers, and we are very familiar with the information they need. We will manage every aspect of the application, from obtaining the correct documentation to filing paperwork and responding to the State's requests.
Planning for the Long Run
If your loved one is living in a long-term care facility, a staff worker may offer assistance with applying for Medi-Cal. It's important to remember that nursing homes are typically only interested in receiving payment, not in what happens following your loved one's death.
Seek legal advice from a professional who understands the eligibility requirements for long-term Medi-Cal benefits and the legal requirements to avoid an estate recovery lien. At the Mullin Law Firm, we understand how to manage your loved one's assets and property in order to best prepare for the future. Contact us online or call 925-852-6014 to arrange a consultation.