Medicaid Benefits | Dealing with Retirement Accounts

By |2020-07-01T00:44:49-04:00June 25th, 2020|medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Most people save large sums of money for retirement in 401(k) or IRA accounts. So many folks automatically believe Medicaid benefits are out of reach. On the surface that might seem true. As a reminder, those individuals who have more than $2,000 in countable assets or $2,349 in gross income per month for 2020 are [...]

Medicaid Benefits | Can I Use Them When Traveling Out-of-State?

By |2020-07-01T00:41:39-04:00June 18th, 2020|medicaid assistant, medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Medicaid Benefits A frequent question asked by new Florida Medicaid Benefits recipients is: Can I use my Medicaid benefits if I am traveling out of state and something happens? The answer is: It depends. Florida Medicaid never covers healthcare services in another country or for any assisted living facilities located out-of-state. Emergency Services Healthcare If [...]

Medicaid Benefits | Why Not Hiring a Medicaid Lawyer May Cost You More

By |2020-06-10T10:44:54-04:00June 10th, 2020|medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Those who forgo hiring an experienced Medicaid benefits attorney to save money in the short run sometimes run into pitfalls that are much more costly in the long run. The Medicaid program in Florida is expansive and confusing, especially for first-time applicants. Many well-meaning people run afoul of the rules, or didn’t know so many [...]

Medicaid Benefits | How Financial abuse can lead to Medicaid denials

By |2020-05-18T10:38:54-04:00May 18th, 2020|medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Medicaid Benefits | Elder financial abuse occurs when someone knowingly or willfully takes advantage of an older adult for personal monetary gain. Sadly, family members, caretakers, and healthcare providers are typically the ones committing financial abuse most often. Financial exploitation can devastate low-income older adults, who rely on Medicaid for their health and long-term care [...]

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Medicaid Benefits | How Can You Afford Nursing Home Care?

By |2020-05-18T10:37:03-04:00May 7th, 2020|medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Medicaid Benefits | Everyone says they would prefer to live out their golden years in their home. That’s the ideal for most people. But the reality is more than 1.3 million Americans live in skilled nursing homes, according to a 2015 study cited by the Centers for Disease Control. No doubt those numbers are higher [...]

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Every Journey to Medicaid is Different: Here’s What You Should Know

By |2020-05-18T10:31:09-04:00April 21st, 2020|medicaid assistance, medicaid assistant, medicaid benefits, Mortellaro Law|

Every week, we hear a version of this same story in our law office. “My friend was denied Medicaid because she has too much money. I know I’m better off than her, so I won’t qualify.” The fact is, there are many factors that may have led to that denial. Qualifying for Medicaid benefits in [...]

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Everyone’s Journey Into Medicaid is Going To Be Different

By |2020-04-20T20:13:35-04:00April 8th, 2020|medicaid assistance, medicaid assistant, medicaid benefits, Mortellaro Law|

“My friend was denied Medicaid because she has too much money. I know I’m better off than her, so I won’t qualify.” Every week, we hear a version of this same story in our law office. The fact is, there are many factors that may have led to that denial. Qualifying for Medicaid benefits in [...]

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Medicaid Benefits | Two Parts of the Medicaid Process

By |2020-03-18T14:07:58-04:00February 24th, 2020|medicaid assistance, medicaid assistant, medicaid benefits, Mortellaro Law|

Two Parts of the Process For Medicaid Benefits Not familiar with Medicaid Benefits? Let’s say Mom, a retired widower, is getting on in years. The winter holidays come, and you and your brother visit from your homes in other states. You see that she is struggling to walk, to dress herself, to cook and keep [...]

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