What is Elder Law in New York?

Are you currently a caregiver? If yes, you know how much time and energy goes into caring for a sick or disabled person. It’s difficult to formulate a concrete definition of elder law, but many elder law attorneys agree that elder law is best defined by the type of client an attorney serves—the elderly and the disabled. The elder law attorneys at our elder law firm, located in Islandia, Suffolk County, near Smithtown and Hauppauge, know about the laws that help seniors obtain and pay for long-term care services when they are sick or disabled. With options for at-home or nursing home care, they don’t need to burden their families with the exorbitant cost of health care. More specifically, our Medicaid planning attorneys utilize these laws to create a plan to:

• Preserve and distribute assets to loved ones

• Plan for incapacity

• Manage finances and make health care decisions

• Prepare for possible long-term care costs

• Qualify for public benefits such as Community Care (home care) and Chronic Care (nursing home) Medicaid

What is Considered Elder Law in New York?

Elder law encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity. Our elder law attorneys in Islandia, Suffolk County, near Smithtown and Hauppauge, can achieve New York Medicaid eligibility with very little loss of assets or income to the Medicaid recipient. But every situation is unique, so our elder law and Medicaid planning law firm will discuss your individual long-term care needs and develop a plan based on your particular circumstances. Be sure to click on our “FAQs” page to get a more detailed description of some of the documents our Medicaid planning attorneys use in elder law in Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, King, New York, Richmond, and Westchester counties.

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What is Medicaid Planning?

Medicaid will pay for long-term care costs at your home or in a nursing home if you are eligible. However, Medicaid has a complex set of eligibility rules based on a person’s income and assets. A plan developed by someone who doesn’t know the ins and outs of Medicaid rules can jeopardize your house, savings, and income. To prevent this from happening, it’s critical for our elder law attorneys or Medicaid planning lawyers located in Islandia, Suffolk County, near Smithtown and Hauppauge, to develop a thorough Medicaid plan for you before applying for benefits.

The eligibility requirements of Medicaid are complicated and constantly changing. Since Medicaid is so complex, there are many risks for people who may decide to put off developing and executing a Medicaid pre-plan.

Working with Experienced New York Medicaid Planning Attorneys

The staff at our Medicaid planning law firm is well-versed in the numerous eligibility requirements associated with Medicaid. We will meet with you and prepare a comprehensive evaluation of your financial situation. A good pre-plan can be designed to preserve the maximum amount of assets possible for your family members.

Our Medicaid planning attorneys help you complete the required documents to successfully apply for Medicaid benefits. Be sure to click on our FAQs page to get a more detailed description of some of the documents our elder law attorneys use to help protect you.

Andreoli Law Group, P.C.  concentrates exclusively on elder law & Medicaid planning, estate planning, and probate & estate administration.

Our office location is in Islandia, with availability in Westhampton Beach, NY, in Suffolk County, but we also practice in Nassau, Queens, Kings, New York, Richmond, and Westchester Counties. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how we may be of service to you.

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