To begin your Medicaid education, here is a brief explanation of what it is: Medicaid is a program that works at both the state and federal levels. Its purpose is to assist the less fortunate in paying for health care. When the time comes to actually apply for Medicaid, there are many factors that will determine whether or not you qualify, such as your gross monthly income, the value of your assets, and your available resources.
The law regarding Medicaid eligibility is just as complex as any tax law and for most people just as confusing. Not only that, but the eligibility requirements for Medicaid vary from state to state. In Texas, the law is constantly changing, which means that advice given one month may be completely obsolete in the next. Uninformed advice can prove detrimental to your cause because of changes in the law or how it is applied by the Department of Human Services or other governmental agencies.
For all these reasons, it’s in your best interest to elicit the counsel of an experienced Medicaid planning attorney — one who stays up-to-date on current laws, has experience with the process, and is familiar with the local governing bodies in charge of it. Charles Kennedy is just that kind of attorney. If you think Medicaid planning should be a part of your plan, or even if you just have questions, don’t hesitate to schedule an informational consultation.