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Burbank Medi-CAL Planning Attorney
Burbank Medi-CAL Planning Lawyer

“Failing to plan is planning to FAIL.” - Ben Franklin

Middle Class Families CAN Qualify for Medi-CAL (Medicaid) Benefits For Long Term Care In Nursing Homes.

Only listen to an Elder Law Attorney!

“It Is Sad To Say, But Many Seniors Are Not Aware Of The ‘Medi-CAL Long Term Care Benefits’…They Are in a Nursing Home and Don’t Realize That They May Qualify for help with the costs of nursing home care!

LA LAW Medi-CAL Lawyers offer free consultations to help families with retirement savings and a home become eligible for Medi-CAL!”

AGING HAPPENS… and moving a loved one and especially an aging parent into a nursing home is a very difficult decision and generally happens at a time of critical family crisis or health emergency. LA LAW Medi-CAL Lawyer and the staff are prepared to immediately help your family to legally reallocate assets so you can be approved for Medi-CAL Long Term Care benefits!

“Medi-Cal” is the state of California's Medicaid program, and is considered a state program for those with absolutely no money. It is this… but also, the state of California recognizes that you have funded Medi-Cal with your tax dollars, and the state has laws at this time that allows you the legal right to make use of the program by legally gifting assets. There are income and asset limits for Medi-CAL approvals, but there are legal strategies the LA Law staff will personally guide you through these state rules to protect most of the family assets and still qualify for help to pay for skilled nursing care. We help families plan for long-term care in emergency situations and also non crisis situations. We suggest you start planning BEFORE an emergency as you can save more of the family’s assets.

Call us for a free snapshot review of your assets and the ability to qualify. We can help you deal with the nursing home staff and understanding California state law, rules and regulations regarding Medi-CAL Long Term Care. Call us at: (818) 241-4238 Today!

We are passionate about helping families with Medi-Cal planning! We have included more information below for you to read , but we can answer any questions with a quick phone call or email.

It is not unusual for well-intentioned health care or other industry individuals to give a family in crisis the wrong advice regarding their ability to qualify for Medi-CAL. It is best to call us and get a second opinion from an experienced Medi-CAL Planning Attorney!

As California Medi-CAL Attorney and staff specialized staff, we have experience dealing with families in crisis and are facing the costs of nursing home care, we are aware of at least 30 money-saving strategies to assist a single individual and more than 60 strategies for married couples to qualify for Medi-CAL. (known as Medicaid outside of California).

Save Your Home From Medi-CAL!

This information is meant to give you a quick overview of the process for qualifying for this program. The Medi-CAL Long Term Care Program is a public benefits program that many seniors or persons in need can access to help pay for the steep costs of skilled nursing long-term care.

Do not take no for an answer, there are many ways to qualify for this government program. Our Medi-CAL Planning Attorneys want you to truly understand the Medi-CAL qualifications process and how this program can help your family while legally protecting all of the assets you are legally entitled to protect. By knowing your options, you can protect your family assets and be qualified for Medi-CAL benefits.

As in all the issues surrounding long-term, chronic illnesses, it is critical to make informed decisions when a loved one enters a nursing home. We are proud to be a part of the complete solution to your family’s crisis, not just the lawyers that create the legal documents. We understand the issues surrounding the care of aging loved ones and what it takes legally to meet your needs and goals, while giving your family the peace of mind that your loved ones are getting the best care possible in a complex and confusing situation.

Please contact our office for a free initial consultation with Joseph McHugh, a California Elder Law Attorney at (818) 241-4238.

Simplified Explanation of Medicare
& Medi-CAL Paying for Medical Care

First, Medicare is a federal program that will only cover nursing home acute (“crisis”) medical care if you came to a nursing home directly from a hospital and require skilled nursing, physician or rehabilitation services every day. Medicare will pay the full cost for acute medical care after a hospital stay, but for only the first 20 days… after this there is a daily deductible rate (estimated at $160 per day) that will kick-in after this and this will only last for 80 more days (and only if they feel the patient is improving). Some Medicare supplement insurance policies will pay the deductible and this adds up quickly. Medicare does not pay for treatment of all diseases or illnesses and has a limited time of 100 days and many other rules to limit nursing home patient’s payments. After the Medicare stops payments, a patient must have a Long Term Care Insurance policy or begin to pay with personal funds or savings or be ready to qualify for Medi-CAL Long Term Care.

“Relying on Medicare for long term care
is not your best option.”

Second, Medi-CAL is a government funded program (combination of Federal & California State) developed to help pay for medical care for public assistance recipients and other low-income persons. Often the Medi-CAL program is a confused with the Medicare Program. Medi-CAL will pay most (if not all) of the high cost of nursing homes once you are qualified. Because it is a need-based program, Medi-CAL recipients must pass certain eligibility requirements. Rules are extremely complicated and precise with timing, which can be confusing to family members with a loved one entering a nursing home. The Medi-CAL Program can help you pay for the monthly nursing home costs, which averages $5,000 to $6,000 per month. Careful pre-planning before applying for Medi-CAL is recommended. You do not want to send in an application until you are certain you will not be denied. To ensure you get on this program, it generally requires proper estate planning from an Elder Law Attorney to help you through the qualification process for this program.

In order to qualify for the Medi-CAL Program, you must show that you have limited resources and assets available to you. In the qualifying process, Medi-CAL classifies property owned by an applicant as ‘exempt’ or ‘non-exempt’. Owning too much Non-Exempt Assets will disqualify your eligibility. Owning Exempt Assets will not negatively affect eligibility. The Medi-CAL planning process requires reallocating your assets so they will legally qualify as Exempt Assets for the purpose of Medi-CAL approval. In addition to a thorough asset examination, eligibility is also based on income. You may only earn a limited amount of income to qualify for Medi-CAL. With the help of an experienced California Elder Law Attorney, you can properly distribute your assets so that they qualify as exempt for Medi-CAL purposes. In addition to the Asset Evaluation, you can not exceed the income limitations for the Medi-CAL program. The LA LAW Center Medi-CAL Planning Lawyers can assist you in getting help with the soaring costs of nursing home care.

If you or a loved one needs help because of their health crisis situation, the LA LAW Center is ready to help you find the best solutions possible. With the help of our experienced California Elder Law Attorneys, you can properly distribute your assets so that they qualify as exempt for Medi-CAL purposes. In addition to the Asset Evaluation, you cannot exceed the income limitations for the Medi-CAL program. The LA LAW Center’s Elder Law Attorneys and staff can assist you in getting help with the soaring costs of nursing home care. Timing with regard to Medi-CAL eligibility and estate recovery is essential when you are racing the clock to speed up the eligibility process and to also protect your family assets. Call to speak to one of our Medi-CAL Planning Lawyers today to see if we can help you stop draining your life time savings and other family assets. Call us at (818) 241-4238.

The most important thing to remember is that a surprising number of people could qualify for Medi-CAL if they would only do some legal Medi-CAL pre-planning in their estate. Also realize that dealing with government bureaucracy is difficult at best, so our Elder Law Attorneys are always happy to offer you a FREE initial consultation to review your current or upcoming situation. There are legal ways to qualify for Medi-CAL!

After a thorough review of the best strategies for your family situation and our fees for the scope of work, we will structure a comprehensive Medi-CAL qualification plan created specifically to give you (or your loved one), while protecting your family assets and allowing you to stay in control of your life and your money. We will guide you step by step through the process and as your authorized representative deal directly with the Medi-CAL agents that will review your applications and financial documents.

Our Law Firm is centrally located in Southern California; however, our Elder Law Lawyers serve many clients throughout the state and love an occasional road trip to help our clients, their family and friends.

We are very proud of the many personal and professional referrals we receive from happy clients and colleagues. Please contact our office today to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.

Take advantage of a free phone consultation or appointment for a free 30 minute consultation to review your individual situation and determine if you would benefit from our experience and legal services.

Call us at: (818) 241-4238


We are highly experienced and caring law firm that has earned an excellent reputation as trusted California Estate Planning Attorneys, California Elder Law Lawyers, & California Assets Protection Attorneys - serving clients throughout California and specifically in Los Angeles County in Asset Protection, Probate, Wills, Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Medi-Cal Asset Protection Irrevocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Medi-CAL Qualifications for clients with assets, protecting from Medi-Cal Estate Recovery, elderly care legal issues, Disability Planning. Our staff is trained to communicate with you making you comfortable about our progress and while we expedite your legal matters. Our clients are individuals and families generally located in Burbank-Los Angeles or Southern California area. We have successfully represented and assisted clients in Central and Northern California, as well as helping individuals in cities throughout the United States that have family members living in the state of California, with their legal concerns. We have a 100% success rate of helping families with assets qualify or keep Medi-Cal benefits in California. We occasionally love a road trip to help clients out of the immediate Los Angeles area.

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