Elder Law

Elder Law & Medicaid in Florida

A Melbourne elder law attorney can help you understand the process

Elder law is a branch of law that pertains to legal matters involving the elderly. If you need assistance with elder law, Florida-based attorneys at Mommers & Colombo, Attorneys at Law have been practicing elder law for more than 17 years. Their vast experience combined with their compassionate approach to working with clients makes them a top choice when you are looking for Florida elder law attorneys.

Some of the matters that elder law attorneys manage include:

· Estate planning documents such as durable powers of attorney, health care surrogates, preneed guardian declarations, living wills, trusts, and last wills and testaments.

· Financial planning, including taxes pertaining to estates and gifts and asset protection

· Public benefits such as Medicaid, Social Security, SSI, SSD, and SSDI

· Guardianship

· Resident rights in long-term care facilities and nursing homes

· Grandparents' rights

These are just some of the issues that people face as they get older. When you need a lawyer, you want one who understands what you are going through and will guide you in making sound legal decisions.

How to keep your Medicaid if you receive an Inheritance or Personal Injury Settlement

If you are eligible for Medicaid or already receiving Medicaid, and are going to receive an inheritance or personal injury settlement, your benefits could be jeopardized. A Special Needs Trust could allow you to receive that inheritance or personal injury settlement, while keeping your government benefits. You should consult with a Melbourne Medicaid attorney who knows Florida Medicaid law. We are highly experienced in dealing with Medicaid in this context, and we can help you keep the benefits to which you are entitled.

In Florida, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is responsible for Medicaid. Medicaid assists aged and disabled people with the costs of nursing facility care and other medical expenses. Eligibility for Medicaid is usually based on your income and assets. Florida residents who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are automatically eligible for Medicaid coverage from the Social Security Administration.