Raleigh Medicaid Lawyer
Assistance in Applying For and Maintaining Benefits for North Carolinians
Medicaid helps millions of people across the United States access healthcare services that they could otherwise not afford. Medicaid benefits can prove essential to many low-income families that are struggling to get the care that they need as well as elderly individuals who require long-term care. Unfortunately, obtaining and maintaining Medicaid benefits can be a confusing and frustrating process rife with bureaucracy.
Our Medicaid lawyer in Raleigh at Oak City Estate Planning can help you access the benefits that you and your family need. Our estate planning lawyers have a full familiarity with how Medicaid operates in North Carolina and can work to get you benefits as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our estate team can assist in Medicaid cases where your application has been improperly stalled or denied. We can help you navigate any problems you encounter when moving through the Medicaid system, including filing any necessary appeals and representing you in hearings.
What Is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a government benefits program that is funded by both the federal and state governments, with individual states responsible for the administration and operation of the system. The program is intended to benefit low-income individuals, including those with special needs and elders needing long-term care.
Medicaid benefits can help cover a wide array of healthcare categories, including:
- Doctor visits
- Hospital and emergency visits
- Long-term healthcare and medication
- Custodial care for elderly individuals and those with special needs
It is important to understand that those who qualify for Medicaid do not receive direct monetary benefits. Instead, the state-level Medicaid program pays healthcare practitioners for the eligible services that they provide. Medicaid benefits can help many struggling with limited income to procure critical care, especially for those who are unable to work.
Why Choose Oak City Estate Planning for Medicaid Help?
We have over 30 years of legal experience and our Medicaid attorney at Oak City Estate Planning in Raleigh, NC, can assist you in every stage of the application process. We can evaluate your eligibility for benefits, help you gather the necessary documentation, and accurately prepare your application. Our estate planning team knows the ins and outs of North Carolina’s Medicaid program and can assist with stalled and rejected applications, including the filing of appeals.
Foresight, knowledge, and accuracy are necessary for effective Medicaid planning. You will likely need legal assistance to make the most of the tools available and avoid making critical but common mistakes when it comes to applying for Medicaid benefits.
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My wife and I found working with Lars Kissling to be a productive and enlightening experience. His knowledge of estate planning is extensive. He patiently answered our questions and showed both concern and compassion about our own situation. We recommend Oak City Estate Planning. It is truly an investment in your family's future. I think Lars' services are needed by all, especially for families with small children or those with special needs. The end result is piece of mind going forward.- B.B
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1IntroductionAfter signing up for a vision meeting, you will watch a video that provides an overview of estate planning.
2VisionDuring this meeting, you will meet with Mr. Kissling and discuss your case and specific planning needs.
3DesignThe second meeting with the attorney involves sitting with Mr. Kissling and actually putting your plan together.
4SigningIn the third and final meeting, you will review the plan, tie up any loose ends, and sign your finalized plan.
Who Qualifies for Medicaid?
Broadly, only U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and other legal immigrants can be found eligible for benefits. States set their own individual coverage requirements, but generally speaking, only individuals with low incomes tend to qualify.
North Carolina determines qualifying “low income” by evaluating your gross annual household income relative to your household size. The more people in your household, the greater overall income you can have and still qualify. If you live alone, the maximum income is currently set at $16,971. For a family of four, you can collectively make up to $34,846 and still be eligible.
In addition to having a “low income,” Medicaid benefits in North Carolina are reserved for those who are at least one of the following:
- At least 65 years old
- Parent to or legally responsible for at least one minor child
- Living with a disability
- Living with and supporting a loved one with a disability in your household