3 Most Common Challenges People Have Qualifying For Medicaid Benefits

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Jan 04, 2024

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The 3 Most Common Challenges People Have Qualifying for Medicaid Benefits (And How LEGACY NAVIGATION Helps You Overcome Them All) CHALLENGE #1: Knowing How to Fill Out the Complex Medicaid Application Medicaid eligibility can be incredibly complex and each waiver can differ from state to state. The consequences of being denied by Medicaid is frustrating and causes undo stress to clients and families.   Because the rules for Medicaid change frequently it's difficult for people to know how to fill out the application properly.   Additionally, the application is time-consuming and the review process is often lengthy. As Certified Medicaid Planners Legacy Navigation helps you: Structure your financial resources Prepare documentation Assist in creating Miller trusts Manage your asset transfers Preserve your family's resources Protect your home from Medicaid recovery Manage your finances to ensure a (a non-applicant spouse) has adequate income and resources to continue living independently during and after the time their partner is receiving care assistance. CHALLENGE #2 Understanding the Latest (and Often Changing) Medicaid Rules and How They Apply to Your Specific Situation Do you need to make more monthly income that exceeds Medicaid’s limit? Are you wondering if you can keep your home? Do you need a vehicle?

These are conversations Legacy Navigation has everyday with their Clients.  Their Registered Nurse (RN) and Master Social Worker (MSW) begin the process with a free consultation to look at your whole picture.  This consultation includes: ● A complete medical, financial, and psychosocial assessment. ● Setting Client & family goals. ● Assessing your likelihood of Medicaid approval. ● Dispelling the myths of Medicaid.  

CHALLENGE #3 Housing: Finding You Assisted Living or Bringing Care Giving Services to Your Home Do you want to stay in your home but need more care? Is it time to consider assisted living but you cannot afford it? Legacy Navigation has relationships with agencies throughout the State to help with your Medicaid assisted-living placement, or, finding Medicaid caregivers to provide support in the home for your advanced care needs.  

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Brooke Baker RN and Jessica Young MSW, co-owners of Legacy Navigation who may be reached at (208) 204-6004 or on the web at www.legacynavigate.com 

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