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Areas of Practice
Elder Law
Medicaid Fraud
Advance Directives
Application for Nursing Home Benefits
Asset Protection
Asset Test
Charitable Planning
Community Medicaid vs. Long Term Care
Competency and Capacity Designations
Estate Recovery
Excess Income Trusts
Income Test
Inheritance and Estate Tax
Insurance and Financial Planning
Lawsuit Settlements
Life Care Planning
Long Term Care
Look Back Periods
Medicaid Appeals
Medicaid Applications
Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts
Medicaid FAQ
Medicaid Planning
Medicaid Surplus Income
Medicaid Transfers
Nursing Home Law and Litigation
Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Residents’ Rights
Patient Advocates
Pension Planning
Retirement Planning
Rules for Eligibility
Social Security
Special Needs Trusts
Supplemental Needs Trusts
Transfer Penalties
Veterans Aid & Benefits
Wills and Trusts

Community Medicaid vs. Long Term Care

Learn the Pros & Cons

When most people think of Medicaid, they think of nursing home care and other types of long term care for the elderly. Medicaid actually offers benefits to people in three main categories: low income, over the age of 65 and who are disabled. Those with very high medical bills may also qualify for Medicaid. "Community" Medicaid typically refers to benefits received by disabled persons and low-income families, whereas long term care Medicaid refers to the benefits received by people over the age of 65. There are some differences between community Medicaid and long term care. The primary issue of concern for long term care Medicaid pertains to the assets and property of the elderly person taking advantage of these benefits. The Medicaid program must try to recover what it has spent on long term care from the recipient's estate upon his or her passing. There is no estate recovery for community Medicaid expenses.

Steven Melnik at the Melnik Law Group, PLLC can help if you need assistance in seeking retirement or disability benefits. He understands the ins and outs of Medicaid in New York and can assist you in filing your application to ensure that your financial and medical needs are properly presented. Not every application is approved, and the eligibility requirements may be difficult to understand. With the help of lead attorney and our experienced support staff, however, you can seek the full value of community Medicaid or long term care benefits that you need.

Distinguished Legal Representation – Proven to Work

Whether you are seeking long term care Medicaid or community Medicaid, we can help. Most law firms cannot say that they practice the best interests of the client in mind, but we are determined to change that. We will vigorously protect your rights, pursue your objectives and help you plan for the future. Our associates won’t let anything fall through the cracks! Our goal is simply to give you and your family the peace of mind you deserve. For superior legal services and a confidential review of your case, contact attorney Melnik today. Melnik Law Group, PLLC also helps clients throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and all of New York City.

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