Even the families of individuals who carefully planned for their later years and the uncertainty that this time in their lives can bring can be shocked and surprised when a calamity suddenly takes their loved one’s health or well-being. When this happens, the loved ones who must make decisions can panic and feel lost.
This can prove to be detrimental to their loved one or family member: a delay in obtaining the appropriate medical care or treatment can harm the prognosis of the individual. Or failing to apply for and obtain benefits can result in a depreciation of assets the individual had accumulated over his or her lifetime.
There are several different Medicaid programs in Michigan available to seniors who qualify. They have different requirements and benefits, which can make it confusing. Further complicating matters is the eligibility criteria if you are single or married. Below are commonly used Medicaid terms and the 2018 allowances.
Every divestment, no matter how small, triggers a penalty and denial of benefits.
IMPORTANT: You do not have to spend down your life savings to qualify for Medicaid. There are legal and ethical strategies that an expert Elder Law attorney can utilize, to get you the benefits you’ve earned.
No crisis or situation is too big or too small for our Grand Rapids Medicaid crisis team. If you and your family are worried about the future because of an injury that occurred to your elderly loved one, our firm stands ready to advise you of your options and help you in selecting the most appropriate course of action.
Let our firm resolve your crisis or question and help you regain control of your life during this time. We have nearly three decades of experience in helping Michigan families apply for and obtain Medicaid benefits under a variety of circumstances, and we can help you, too.