Medicaid Lawyer Serving Metro West Boston
Helping Clients Plan for Their Healthcare Needs
Are you worried about the cost of assisted living and other expenses now that you’re entering your golden years? Were you considering Medicaid only to find that the application process is too confusing and time-consuming? Do you have questions about Medicaid eligibility? If so, consult with an experienced Medicaid lawyer at Marsden Law P.C. so we can assess your situation and explain all of your options under the law. We will gladly help you gain a better understanding of your financial resources and navigate you through each step of the Medicaid process.
Is There a Difference Between Medicare & Medicaid?
While both Medicaid and Medicare provide healthcare assistance to eligible individuals, the two programs are operated and funded by separate parts of the government and serve different groups of people:
- Medicare: Provides health coverage to people 65 and older or under 65 with a disability, regardless of income
- Medicaid: Provides long-term medical coverage for low-income individuals
If you qualify for Medicare and Medicaid, then you can take advantage of both programs to increase your level of health coverage and lower your costs.
What Does Medicaid Cover?
The Massachusetts Medicaid program covers various services. Children and adults alike can receive annual well-check exams and other services.
Medicaid generally covers the following:
- Medical, support, and prescription costs of long-term nursing home care
- Community-based alternatives to nursing home care
- Nursing services
- Personal assistance services
- Adaptive aids
- Medical supplies
- Assisted living
- Minor home modifications
- Respite care
Why Do I Need a Medicaid Lawyer?
Although you can try to complete the Medicaid application on your own, the entire process can be very complicated and requires specific documentation to support your claims. If you fail to correctly fill out the application, you can end up losing out on valuable benefits and will have wasted a significant amount of time. Our legal team at Marsden Law P.C. is here to devise a compressive plan so you can quickly apply for Medicaid and avoid any penalties.
Am I Eligible for Medicaid?
In order to be eligible for Massachusetts MassHealth (Medicaid) the following criteria must be met:
- You are a resident of Massachusetts
- You are a U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident, or legal alien
- You need health care and/or assistance with insurance, and your financial situation is considered “low income”
- Your annual household income (before taxes) must fall within specific limits. There is no income limit for those who have disabilities -- they may need to pay a premium and a one-time deductible in order to qualify.
Annual household income limits per year (before taxes) based on household size:
- Household size: 1, Maximum income level: $18,075
- Household size: 2, Maximum income level: $24,353
- Household size: 3, Maximum income level: $30,630
- Household size: 4, Maximum income level: $36,908
- Household size: 5, Maximum income level: $43,186
Call Our Medicaid Team in Metro West Boston Today
Are you worried about how you will pay for crucial healthcare expenses? At Marsden Law P.C., our experienced lawyer knows that Medicaid planning is a vital aspect of any long-term elder care strategy. That is why we are prepared to use our knowledge of the law and extensive resources to guide you through the entire process. We can also advise you about strategies that will protect your assets and income when you apply for Medicaid.
Giving a huge shoutout to Holliston's local Attorney, Jay Marsden, who came to our rescue on an estate matter earlier this week amidst the holiday crunch. If you're looking for a professional, personable, patient, down-to-earth person to walk you through some of life's most important, often quite complicated decisions, call Attorney Jay Marsden. We've used Jay's legal services multiple times. Jay, and his team, are top-notch!- Mary C.
- Brian O.
My family and I are just starting the Medicaid application process for our Mom, who is now on Long Term Care. Marsden Law is handling all of this for us. After our first meeting with Jay, we went away with a much clearer understanding of how we need to proceed to take care of all of our Mom’s future financial needs. Jay took the time to explain everything in great detail and made it easy for us to understand what we need to do going forward. Applying for Medicaid is an overwhelming process, to say the least, and we have the utmost confidence in Jay and his team, that they will be there for us, through the entire process. I highly recommend Marsden Law for anyone dealing with the financial (and emotional) needs of caring for an elder parent.
My family and I have had a relationship with Marsden Law for many years....close to 15 years I'd say...and they have never let us down. Excellent service, legal advise offered in a way that we can understand it, and they have really earned of our trust. I would recommend Marsden Law to any of my friends.- Bob W.
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Massachusetts PACE ESP Programs and Medicaid Eligibility
If you fall within certain service areas within the state, Massachusetts offers Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elder Service Plans (PACE ESPs). In order to qualify for this, you must be 55 years of age or older, live in a PACE ESP service area, meet a level of nursing home care, and be able to safely live in the community with PACE ESP services. If you are able to pay for PACE ESP on your own, then you do not qualify for Medicaid or MassHealth. If you already receive MassHealth, you may participate in PACE ESP Program and Mediciad will pay for all services that your care team recommends. This includes transportation, delivered meals, care services, and more.