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Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) Planning Attorneys

Medicaid benefits, known as MassHealth benefits in Massachusetts, are most commonly used to care for the needs of the elderly, poor and at home to subsidize the rising costs of nursing home care. To qualify for Medicaid (MassHealth) benefits, the beneficiary must be financially and categorically eligible.

At Spano & Dawicki, LLC, in Boston, our Massachusetts board-certified elder law and Medicaid (MassHealth) planning lawyers have extensive experience in the complex field of Medicaid (MassHealth) law and will work strategically to help you get the benefits you need.

Eligibility For Benefits

To be eligible for benefits, an individual must require assistance with at least two of the following six daily activities: bathing, dressing, going to the bathroom, moving from a bed, eating or caring for incontinence.

In addition to physical impairments, the individual must qualify financially. To be eligible, a single individual cannot have assets in excess of $2,000 and cannot have a home with equity in excess of $858,000. For married couples, the assets of the non-nursing home spouse cannot exceed $123,600 unless you have a well-qualified attorney create an asset protection plan. If you are considering applying for these benefits but are concerned that you are ineligible, remember that there are sophisticated strategies we can develop for your finances so that your loved one will qualify and you can protect your benefits. Our highly experienced attorney can help explore your options.

Planning For The Future And Applying For Benefits

Our lawyers can develop Medicaid (MassHealth) strategies, and help you prepare Medicaid (MassHealth) applications and represent you in fair hearings (appeals) to determine benefits eligibility. We can also help you with asset protection through the establishment of trusts and other techniques. A few of the many services we provide include:

  • Medicaid (MassHealth) planning
  • Medicaid (MassHealth) application preparation
  • Medicaid (MassHealth) and Superior Court appeals
  • Medicaid (MassHealth) qualified annuities
  • Medicaid (MassHealth) spend down (only as a last resort)
  • Crisis Medicaid (MassHealth) intervention
  • Elder law and elder care planning

Crisis Medicaid (MassHealth) Planning And Intervention

If a loved one was recently released from the hospital or needs immediate care, we can help with crisis planning and intervention. You may need immediate financial support to subsidize nursing home costs or to deal with a loved one who is in need of immediate care, or is suffering from neglect or abuse. Our legal team works with a network of medical professionals and social workers that can help establish an immediate solution and long-term care plan for your loved one.

Contact Our Boston Medicaid (MassHealth) Appeal Lawyers

If your application for long-term care benefits has been denied, or if you wish to prepare for the future, we can help. Contact our Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) planning attorneys online, or call 781-231-7800 to arrange a case evaluation.

Our main office, which is handicapped accessible and has free parking, is conveniently located at the intersection of Route 1 and the Lynn Fells Parkway and is only minutes from Logan Airport, downtown Boston, and routes 93, 95 and 128. Credit cards accepted.