At the Law Offices of Albert Goodwin, we are here to help you qualify for New York Medicaid. Speak with a New York Medicaid attorney today to see if you can qualify.
On this page, you will learn about the basics of New York Medicaid eligibility as well as the techniques we use to qualify our clients for Medicaid. This is what they are:
Medicaid Trusts – A Medicaid Trust is the number one tool for long-term Medicaid planning. A trust is only valid if New York requirements are met – the last thing we want is for Medicaid to disqualify our trust, which has not once happenned to us. We draft Medicaid Trusts that are compliant with all New York Medicaid eligibility rules and secure our clients’ eligibility.
Special Needs Trusts – If you are or your loved one are disabled, it may be possible to qualify for a Special Needs Trust, which would enable you to get Medicaid and SSI with the ability to for the trustee to use the assets of the trusts to provide for the needs of the disabled person.
Gift and Loan – This technique allows an applicant to essentially transfer half of their assets to a loved one without incurring a penalty. It begins to works right away – even if the applicant has already entered the nursing home. We draft an opinion letter and a promissory note so that the gift and loan would be almost impossible for Medicaid to challenge.
Caregiver Contracts – Caregiver contracts allow Medicaid applicants to transfer assets to a loved one in exchange for the care that they receive. All of our caregiver contracts have the correct wage calculation and all of the required New York formalities to withstand Medicaid scrutiny.
Qualified Transfers – A person can transfer property and still qualify for Medicaid without a waiting period if the transfer is done to a qualified relative. We tell our clients whether a particular relative qualifies for a transfer and if yes, supply them with an opinion letter advising them that a relative is qualified.
Spousal Refusal – Medicaid rules allow a person that goes into a nursing home to qualify for Medicaid by transferring their assets to the spouse who is not in a nursing home. Our law firm can assist you in filling out the form and doing everything possible to prevent Medicaid from suing the non-nursing home spouse.
Medicaid Annuity – A Medicaid annuity can be the final piece of the puzzle in a Medicaid eligibility plan. We make sure that it is drafted within the parameters set forth by Medicaid rules and is actuarily sound, making it difficult for Medicaid to challenge.
We believe in “the whole picture” approach – plans devised by our law firm qualify our clients for Medicaid as well as help them achieve their estate panning goals, allowing them to pass down their assets to the people they choose and and to save money on estate taxes.
We offer representation throughout New York City – in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. We are well familiar with the New York City Department of Social Services regulations and have had many dealings with its staff.
This firm also represents New York Medicaid applicants in Fair Hearings and Article 78 proceedings to challenge the Department of Social Services in their decision to deny Medicaid.
If you need a qualified New York Medicaid attorney, call the Law Offices of Albert Goodwin at (212) 233-1233.