Are You Eligible for Medicaid?
Knowledge is Power – Learn How You Can Benefit
Eligibility for Medicaid in New York is typically determined based upon
income, age, health and
assets. There are various factors that may affect one's eligibility to receive Medicaid benefits, and it is therefore recommended that you discuss the matter with an experienced legal professional who can advise you of your rights and options. In addition to helping determine your eligibility, a
legal representative at our firm can help you with your
Medicaid application and in filing an
appeal if you are denied.
Melnik Law Group, PLLC represents clients throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and all of New York City in all issues related to Medicaid. We can review your unique situation to determine whether you may be eligible for benefits and can assist you in joining the pooled income trust or setting up a
Medicaid asset protection trust to protect your income or assets and even help you qualify in the first place. To learn more about our services in this regard, we recommend that you act quickly to talk to a lawyer at our offices.
Rules for Medicaid Eligibility
Following are the eligibility requirements for New York Medicaid for an applicant who is over the age of 65, for 2010. These can be used as a general outline, but how it may affect your particular situation may vary:
- Annual income of $9,200 (for a single person)
- Monthly income of $767 (for a single person)
- $13,800 in total assets (for a single person), excluding one's residence or other exempt property
Income and resources of other legally responsible relatives in the household may also be counted. Even if you make more than these incomes or have more assets than the minimum allowed, you may have options in still being eligible for Medicaid. The details of eligibility can be confusing and complex, let us help you sort out the details. Find out more about your eligibility for benefits by talking to attorney Melnik at our firm today.