Medicaid

Raleigh Medicaid Attorney

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 Raleigh Medicaid lawyer at Oak City Estate Planning can help you access the benefits that you and your family need. We 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 team can assist in 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.

Why Choose Oak City Estate Planning for Medicaid Help?

We have over 30 years of experience and our Raleigh Medicaid attorney at Oak City Estate Planning 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 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.

Get help with Medicaid today. Call (919) 975-5359 or contact us online to get started.

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.

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
  • Pregnant
  • Parent to or legally responsible for at least one minor child
  • Blind
  • Living with a disability
  • Living with and supporting a loved one with a disability in your household

Schedule a free vision meeting to discuss your Medicaid needs with our team. Call (919) 975-5359 or contact us online today.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Medicaid

Even if you believe that you meet all of the above requirements, there is a strong chance you will have difficulty applying for and receiving Medicaid benefits. The program’s application system can be extremely complex, and it can be easy to make mistakes that can delay or imperil your case. The extent of the bureaucracy also means that properly prepared applications can get lost in the system or improperly rejected, leaving you in a state of limbo when you need benefits as soon as possible.

Medicaid recipients may also face obstacles when attempting to use benefits to pay for healthcare services. Medical providers can sometimes improperly refuse to provide coverage, a situation that often requires an appeal and hearing. Our lawyer can help you manage these difficult issues and resolve conflicts as quickly and painlessly as possible. We understand how these cases are adjudicated and can leverage our years of experience to fight for a positive outcome.

“He was a great help to me and was very patient to explain all my options, many of which I did not know I had. He also helped me find financial planners which I desperately needed.”

- Mary M.

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