East Brunswick, New Jersey Medicaid Lawyers
New Jersey Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys
What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a federal program that pays for the medical care of those who cannot afford it. Medicaid pays for physicians’ services, medications, hospital visits and other forms of medical treatment, as well as long-term stays in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or even some homecare services.
Who is eligible for Medicaid?
Eligibility is determined by the value of the individual’s assets and income. For married individuals, it is based upon the assets and income of both husband and wife.
Is the decision made by Medicaid final?
No. There is an appeals procedure consisting of three steps: administrative review, administrative hearing and finally, court proceeding.
What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare?
Medicare is an insurance program that is available only to those who are 65 years of age and older and certain disabled individuals. This federal program also provides payment for medical treatment; however it provides only limited coverage. It does not provide funds for long-term care in a nursing home. Medicaid pays for all the medical expenses of those eligible.
Can an individual receive both Medicaid and Medicare?
Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements of both programs.
What is the role of an attorney?
Laws concerning Medicaid are quite complex and their interpretation varies from state to state. Also, these laws are always changing. Elder law attorneys provide legal expertise in understanding these laws and their changes. We ensure that you or your family member will qualify for Medicaid and assist with the challenging process of applying for Medicaid.
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