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Florida Medicaid Planning & Asset Protection

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a public benefits program that is funded with both federal and state dollars. There are similarities in Medicaid programs across state lines, but each state has specific programs and rules that differ from their neighbors. This makes it important to speak to a local elder law attorney who knows Florida Medicaid law if you have questions about benefits for yourself or a loved one.

What long-term care benefits does Medicaid cover?

The logistics of long-term care become more and more tangible as you, your spouse or elderly loved one age. The price of long-term care at a nursing home, assisted or independent living facility, or care in your own home can build quickly, leaving many families in a tight financial situation. Florida Medicaid provides long-term care benefits that can be helpful, but the eligibility rules and application process are complex and difficult to navigate without a Medicaid planning attorney. With legal assistance from a Medicaid attorney at Britton G. Swank, P.A., you can better understand program options and learn how to get help.

Medicaid Eligibility in Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Punta Gorda and LaBelle

The firm of Britton G. Swank, P.A. offers legal services for seniors and their loved ones who have concerns about long-term care. Our goal is to help seniors live independently for as long as it is safe and economical to do so. Our experienced staff works with you throughout the Medicaid application process.

Important Florida Medicaid Facts:

2018 Medicaid applicant non-exempt monthly asset limit is $2,000
2018 Medicaid applicant gross monthly income limit is $2,250.00
2018 Community spouse non-exempt asset limit is $123,600.00

Assets must be below the Medicaid limit one day in the month of application.

Navigating the Florida Medicaid System

Fortunately, seniors in Southwest Florida have access to a handful of Medicaid programs that provide help when it comes to long-term care. Benefits can be provided to residents living at home, in independent living facilities, day cares, assisted living facilities, or nursing homes. The right Medicaid program for you or your loved one varies on the care required and a person’s financial circumstances. Unfortunately, the most affordable and least restrictive care options also get the least funding. By planning with the law firm of Britton G. Swank, P.A., you can determine which program best fits your family member’s needs.

Throughout the U.S. and Florida, Medicaid applicants must meet strict medical and financial qualifications to receive Medicaid benefits. With a personalized consultation, Britton G. Swank, P.A. will help you understand your options and prepare you for the application process.

Medicaid Planning

Did you know that Medicaid Planners cannot give legal advice? We recommend reading the brochure on Medicaid Planning, and why you should consider working with an Elder Law Attorney.

Legal Medicaid Advice

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The firm of Britton G. Swank, P.A. is skilled at providing legal assistance to older adults and people of all ages preparing for the future.

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