Medicaid Applications, Appeals and Recovery Actions
The rules of Medicaid eligibility change almost daily; as they become increasingly complex there are pitfalls for the unwary, but there are also opportunities for the astute planner. We assist clients in planning and positioning themselves to become eligible for Medicaid assistance. Once eligible, we prepare the Medicaid application itself and see it through the often lengthy approval process. At the state level in the Medicaid program, government workers often deny benefits to which applicants are entitled. We represent clients in the confusing administrative process to secure the benefits the system is supposed to provide. The state also has an aggressive program to recover from the estate of a Medicaid recipient all or part of all funds spent on his or her behalf. Our firm represents clients and their families assessing the legality of these state actions and challenging any recovery which is illegal or unfair.