Brooklyn, New York, Medicaid Planning / Asset Protection Attorney
Residents of Brooklyn, New York; and Staten Island, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan and Long Island who want information about how to protect assets when preparing to use Medicaid assistance for nursing home or other elderly-related financing have a valuable resource in the lawyers at Polizzotto and Polizzotto, LLC.
In 2006, a new law was enacted affecting your ability to qualify for nursing home care and Medicaid. This new law is called the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (“DRA”). The DRA includes changes to qualifying for nursing home care under Medicaid. These changes require earlier and better Medicaid planning, including better record keeping.
You want to pass as much of your estate as possible to your children and spouse. We can help you preserve much of your estate and properly plan to qualify for Medicaid assistance when the time comes. However, it is essential you plan ahead. Contact our Staten Island or Brooklyn New York Medicaid planning attorney for a confidential consultation and advice on how to properly plan for old age, sickness, or disability.
We can help you understand how to legally transfer your assets to preserve your hard-earned property for future generations of your family, regardless of your state of health.
Qualify for medicaid Assistance
Many people misconstrue what the law is in the area of the transfer of assets for the sake of qualifying for Medicaid assistance legally and in a timely manner. They may have heard about a “3-year period” that prevents them from safeguarding property when a health crisis comes without ample warning. However, we can explain to our clients the “rule of halves” which can save their families thousands of dollars.
We can explain the workings of interspousal transfers, which exemptions apply, and how to place money in a place where it does not interfere with your eligibility for Medicaid, yet allows you financial flexibility.
We can explain how to cope with income limits that apply to Medicaid through pooled income trusts.
The law firm of Polizzotto and Polizzotto, LLC is eager to share these and other valuable information about how to best prepare or cope with legal and financial aspects of those who need Medicaid assistance, yet have assets to protect for their families.
Please contact our asset protection lawyers for a consultation, in person or by phone, about how your family can best prepare for Medicaid eligibility. In this area of law, we charge a reasonable fee for the initial visit. Yet we are confident it will be the most valuable money you ever spent.
For help with Medicaid issues in Staten Island please visit our Staten Island Medicaid website.