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Do You Need Help with a MassHealth Long-Term Care Application?

Long-term health care can quickly become a serious financial burden for many seniors in Massachusetts, as rising costs can easily be six figures annually for basic nursing facility care. Very few residents are able to cover the costs of private nursing facilities.

MassHealth is Medicaid in Massachusetts, and it helps to support these costs. Filling out the application for MassHealth long-term care can be frustrating for many individuals and their families, as qualifying for these important benefits requires the applicants to meet strict guidelines with regard to income and assets. Thankfully, help is available when you contact the Law Office of Amy S. Mello, LLC.

An Estate Planning Attorney Can Help You Determine Eligibility for Assistance

It is highly recommended that Massachusetts residents seek-out estate planning services through an experienced attorney to ensure that they qualify for MassHealth long-term care benefits before they apply.  You cannot simply give away your money and assets so you have “less in the bank” and qualify for the benefits.  Additionally, what you give away, or gave away in the last 5-years, could cause you to be denied or disqualified from getting long-term care benefits now.  And, what if you own your own home?  Is there a way to protect it, or put it aside for your family?  There are estate planning techniques that can be employed.  Their craft and application are best explored with legal counsel.  You may not need to sell and spend it all to qualify for MassHealth long-term care benefits.  Attorney Mello would be happy to partner with you, guide you and walk through each step with you.

Discuss Your Questions with a Skilled Estate Law Attorney

It is important to work with an attorney who is experienced in the area of MassHealth long-term care applications that can help you to protect your assets and improve your quality of life. Contact the Law Office of Amy S. Mello, LLC, and request a consultation to discuss issues regarding MassHealth long-term care applications and other related concerns. Simply call the firm in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, at 508-276-2578, or reach out online.