Can You Receive Medicaid?

Medicaid provides insurance and long-term care for elderly with low income. When creating an estate plan, you may want to consider your eligibility for Medicaid and its ability to provide for your care later in life.

In order to be eligible, you usually must meet these requirements:

  • You need ongoing care or assistance
  • Your income falls below a certain limit
  • The value of your assets falls below a certain limit

While these are the basic criteria considered, you might still be eligible if you plan correctly in your estate plan. There are also exceptions to these requirements such as people with Alzheimer's.

What Does Medicaid Cover?

Medicaid can be a fantastic care option as it covers many important health care necessities that people need in old age. In Georgia, it can cover the costs of:

  • Nursing home care
  • Assisted living
  • Home services and assistance
  • Day health care programs

Our team at the law firm of Alfred Fargione can help you understand what to consider in your estate plan. Planning and applying for Medicaid can be complicated, but we aim to clear any confusion you may have. Through our attention to detail and preparation skills, we can create a plan that protects your interests throughout your entire life.

It Is Never Too Early To Plan Ahead

We encourage you to contact an estate planning lawyer about your options. For a free consultation with attorney Alfred Fargione, please email us or call 706-510-2802. From our office in Athens, we serve clients around the metro area.