Medicaid Benefits | Medicaid and the Fear of the Unknown

Have you ever thought about why you put off some tasks while others get done almost immediately? There are plenty of reasons people use to procrastinate, but often it comes down to nothing more than the fear of the unknown. If you don’t do something, you can’t be disappointed or rejected. On the other hand, when you put yourself out there, you are opened up to those negative outcomes. This is true for many things in life, including your Medicaid benefits application.

The Dreaded Rejection

If you have been thinking that Medicaid benefits would greatly help your financial future, but you aren’t sure if you will qualify, you may be putting off the application process. After all, if you don’t apply, you can always imagine you’ll get benefits down the line – you don’t have to deal with the reality of a denial. The problem with this thinking, of course, is that not filing your application is even worse. You have no chance at all to receive Medicaid benefits if you don’t apply. At some point, you’ll have to get out of this fear-based loop and decide to move forward so you can see once and for all if benefits are going to be something you can count on for support.

Taking the Leap

Those who need help taking the next step and actually filing their Medicaid application should work with an experienced attorney to do so. Going through an attorney will take some of the fear out of the process, as you’ll have someone available to answer any of your questions. Also, that attorney can help position you for a successful application, making suggestions of things you can change to be on better footing. No one can guarantee that you will be approved but putting some knowledge and experience on your side can only help in the long run.

We’d Like to Help

Mortellaro Law is a Tampa law firm specializing in Medicaid, elder law, VA benefits, and more. If you would like to speak with us regarding the specifics of your situation, please reach out for a free consultation. Our team would be proud to serve you!