There are critical considerations you should be aware of when your family needs to consider nursing home, assisted living or in-home care for a loved one. There are equally significant considerations when planning for the future potential need for long-term care.
The Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning, PLLC, has established a reputation for providing experienced, compassionate and effective legal counsel to clients facing Medicaid-related legal concerns throughout Michigan. We know Michigan Medicaid laws. Contact us to discuss your situation with an experienced Medicaid planning lawyer. Call 810-626-3277.
Michigan Medicaid planning attorney Nancy C. Nawrocki has helped countless clients qualify for Medicaid and avoid depleting their entire estate in paying for home health care, nursing home care, assisted living care or other health care.
Michigan Medicaid Laws
Medicaid programs are governed by state legislatures. While each state's program receives federal funding (in addition to state funding), each state has distinct rules regarding asset spend-down, eligibility requirements, penalty provisions, payback provisions and much more. Therefore, it is critical to hire an attorney who is fluent in Michigan's constantly evolving Medicaid laws.
Just because a Medicaid planning strategy was effective in another state — or in Michigan just a few years ago — does not mean it will be an effective strategy in your situation under current law. You need an attorney who is dedicated to Michigan Medicaid eligibility and asset preservation.
Protect Your Home From An Estate Recovery Claim
Most state Medicaid programs have an estate recovery provision — a payback provision — that entitles the state to recover for benefits provided once the beneficiary or beneficiary's surviving spouse has died. With the cost of nursing home care, assisted-living care, in-home care and other services provided, the state's claim can quickly deplete the entire estate, leaving nothing for the decedent's loved ones. Although Michigan Medicaid laws do not contain an estate recovery provision or payback provision, it is important to consider the implications if the provision were to be passed in Michigan in the near future.
At the Nawrocki Center, we not only develop strategies that help clients qualify for Medicaid benefits, but we also help them implement estate and Medicaid planning techniques that allow them to preserve assets — including their home.
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Contact an experienced Brighton Medicaid lawyer at the Nawrocki Center in Livingston County for answers and peace of mind. You may print and complete our long-term care planning questionnaire to assist you in preparing for your Medicaid planning consultation.