Medicaid Planning Attorney Smithtown

Qualify for Medicaid Benefits with Help from a Medicaid Attorney

Applying for Medicaid, regardless of your circumstances, is an overwhelming and complex process. The Medicaid application process is  complicated, time-consuming, and often confusing for those trying to obtain these benefits. If the application process is done incorrectly or with any unnecessary delay, it can be very costly.  Even a small delay, can translate to thousands of dollars in assistance for home care, nursing home or assisted living care or leave a loved one without much needed aid. Long term care either in the home setting or in a facility is very costly, often prohibitive.  For most, having financial assistance to cover the cost of aid services at home or care in a facility is essential to enable one to have proper care. 

Fratello Law is a New York law firm with experience helping clients with their Medicaid planning, applications and other elder law needs since 2012. Our knowledgeable and empathetic team of attorneys will help your loved one avoid costly mistakes and ensure they qualify for the Medicaid coverage they deserve as quickly as possible. Our Smithtown, New York, legal team is dedicated to providing you with the patience and personalized legal services you deserve. 

Schedule a free Medicaid consult today.

Suffolk Office: (631) 406-5580
Nassau Office: (516) 321-4010

How Can a Smithtown Medicaid Planning Attorney Help You?

Being a caregiver of a loved one is one of the most difficult tasks one can undertake and helping a loved one get proper care in place can be overwhelming.  At Fratello Law, we are not only experienced in navigating the challenges with long term care and Medicaid, we have been there ourselves with our own loved ones. Whatever assistance you or a loved one require, our experienced Medicaid planning attorneys understand exactly what your challenges are and will be right by your side to ensure you receive the maximum benefits available. We have extensive experience supporting our clients’ throughout the Medicaid Home Care or Nursing Home application process and will use our years of experience to ensure your needs are met. 

 

This is part of what makes us one of the most trusted Medicaid planning and application law firms in Smithtown. We are one of the select firms on Long Island with attorneys on staff who focus on Medicaid planning, asset protection and applications and the continually changing laws and regulations associated with Medicaid assistance. But more importantly, we treat our clients like family. We are respectful and take the time to understand your unique needs, concerns and goals. We work efficiently and diligently to guide our clients through the entire application process, to get services in place in a timely manner and minimize your stress. O Ultimately, our goal is to build a lasting relationship with every client we work with to help ensure you get the best possible result when applying for your benefits.

Medicaid Assisted Living Program Application

The Medicaid Assisted Living Program (ALP) covers the costs of care component for a Medicaid recipient to reside in an approved assisted living residence. We will help you or a loved one understand eligibility, protect assets and complete the complex application process to get your assisted living aid expenses covered.

 

Whatever your needs entail, our team of experienced, Smithtown attorneys will do our best to provide you with the dedicated and knowledgeable legal expertise to help you succeed and get some peace of mind as you plan for your Medicaid benefits.

What Medicaid Services Do We Offer?

The Medicaid application process can be overwhelming as you go through each of the many steps. To avoid making a mistake along the way that could cost you funds in the future, get the help of one of our trusted Medicaid planning attorneys. The Medicaid planning services we offer include the following:

 

Medicaid Nursing Home Application

 

If your loved one requires a higher level of care at a Nursing Home facility, it is likely they will need to apply for Medicaid to cover the high cost of the Nursing Home bill.  A common myth with Medicaid is that one needs to exhaust all of their resources before qualifying for Medicaid benefits.  While our goal is to plan well in advance of the need for long term care, life often throws us curve balls.  There are still ways to protect assets and do planning even without the benefit of time and/or in a crisis.  The knowledgeable and empathetic attorneys at Fratello Law will take the time to understand your circumstances and needs and guide you through the complex Nursing Home application process while maximizing possible asset protection and obtaining benefits as quickly as possible.     

Medicaid Home Care Application

If you or a loved one need care at home, our experienced lawyers will help you make the right financial moves for maximum asset protection and eligibility, protect hard earned assets, and complete the necessary application and paperwork in order to have home care services covered by Medicaid.

Medicaid CDPAP Application

With the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), you or another family member or friend can get paid from Medicaid to be a caregiver for your loved one. This is a Medicaid-sponsored plan that empowers the Medicaid recipient to select and hire a friend or family member as their paid caregiver. Fratello Law will guide you through the multi-step process of the Medicaid CDPAP application.

 

Pooled Trusts

 

A pooled trust is a trust that allows you to protect your income while receiving Community Medicaid. A pooled trust is an essential tool to preserve your monthly income to pay for your supplemental needs that are not met by public benefits. Our expert attorneys can assist you in applying for and establishing a pooled trust to ensure your needs are met and your income is protected while receiving Community Medicaid benefits.

 

Speak to a Smithtown Medicaid Attorney Today

The idea of qualifying and applying for Medicaid  benefits may seem daunting and unattainable. However, there are options and resources available.  Speaking with a knowledgeable elder law attorney is the first step to take to ensure you or your elder loved one  receives necessary care, obtains available benefits and maximizes asset and income protection in the future. Whatever your needs are in regards to long term care, a Medicaid planning lawyer can help develop the right plan to meet your needs and goals, given your unique circumstances. 

Fratello Law is an elder law and Medicaid planning law firm helping clients in Smithtown, New York. We are a small firm with a big heart. To schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Medicaid planning attorneys today, contact us here or give us a call at (631) 406-5580. We look forward to welcoming you to our client family.

Medicaid Services We Offer

Medicaid Home Care Application

If you or a loved one need care at home, our experienced lawyers will help you make the right financial moves, protect hard earned assets, and complete the necessary application and paperwork in order to have home care services covered by Medicaid.

Medicaid CDPAP Application

With the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), you or another family member or friend can get paid from Medicaid to be a caregiver for your loved one. This is a Medicaid-sponsored plan that empowers the Medicaid recipient to select and hire a friend or family member as their paid caregiver. Fratello Law will guide you through the multi-step process of the Medicaid CDPAP application.

Pooled Trusts

A pooled trust is a trust that allows you to protect your income while receiving public assistance benefits, like Medicaid. A pooled trust is an essential tool to preserve your monthly income to pay for your supplemental needs that are not met by public benefits. Our expert attorneys can assist you in applying for and establishing a pooled trust to ensure your needs are met.

Medicaid Assisted Living Program Application

The Medicaid Assisted Living Program (ALP) covers the costs of care component for a Medicaid recipient to reside in an approved assisted living residence. We will help you or a loved one understand eligibility, protect assets and complete the complex application process to get your assisted living aid expenses covered.