Elder law focuses on legal issues affecting older individuals and their families, including long-term care planning and elder abuse. Medicaid is a federal program that provides healthcare coverage for low-income individuals, including many older Americans. Elder law attorneys help clients with Medicaid pre-planning through asset protection planning as well as helping families facing immediate need navigate complex rules and regulations to qualify for benefits through our Medicaid Crisis Care services.
While Medicaid requires recipients of benefits to impoverish themselves, it is not the program’s intent to do the same for their healthy spouse at home. The standard protections for spouse’s of benefits recipients are updated regularly, and this post discusses the 2024 figures.
When most of a couple’s income is in the name of the spouse who is receiving Medicaid, the spouse remaining in the community may wonder what they will live on. Medicaid has created some protections for them.
Caring for children and for aging loved ones creates a unique set of challenges. Making sure that you are taking care of yourself frequently gets pushed to the bottom of the list. Inside, you’ll find six ways you can plan for the future to help ensure that you make yourself a priority as well.