The Medicaid (MassHealth) application is lengthy and requires tedious substantiation of asset values, transfers, gifts, and other information “looking back” several years. In some cases, an innocent error can be the reason why an application was declined. In other cases, a failure to understand the complex look back period laws, may result in a fatal error at the time of application. Attorney Tobin is a professional who will guide you through the entire process and help you avoid the pitfalls.
Attorney Tobin understands the barrage of emotions the applicant’s family feels when the applicant has been placed in a nursing home or such placement is imminent. In these reactive planning cases, he promptly meets with the family, analyzes the situation, implements the necessary asset protection strategies, and completes the MassHealth application. Each step is completed with the utmost professionalism and compassion for the family.
The earlier Elder Law Attorney Tobin is involved in the planning process, the greater the options for the client, and the exponentially greater the likelihood for a positive outcome. It is important to note that nearly one half of Attorney Tobin’s clients are proactively trying to protect their assets. These particular clients face no imminent health threat and an application may not be filed for many years. Roughly, an equal amount of Attorney Tobin’s clients seek counsel with respect to reactive crisis planning. In this case, a medical situation has already developed and a MassHealth application will most likely be filed in the near future.
Attorney Tobin offers prospective clients a free, no obligation conference, to discuss Masshealth eligibility due to a current long term care illness or a future long term care illness. Click here to schedule a conference.