Elder Law is a holistic approach to the unique legal needs of our older clients. It incorporates not only traditional Estate Planning and Trust Administration, such as drafting wills and trusts, but also includes the analysis and planning for government benefits, such as Medicaid. There is a particular focus on planning for long-term care, which includes not only the use of government benefits, but also identifying and advocating for housing, social, and other financial needs.The Trataros Law Firm assists seniors with chronic care health needs and individuals with disabilities to qualify and apply for Medicaid Benefits.

Medicaid is a program based on an individual need and follows strict income and asset guidelines that can change from year to year. With the right planning, Medicaid can be used to obtain medical benefits while making sure that there are sufficient assets available to support a healthy spouse. Also, with proper planning and guidance, individuals may be able to receive benefits more quickly than if you fail to use the services of an Elder Law attorney.

The Medicaid application process may seem difficult, complex, and laden with potential pitfalls. The main objective in Medicaid planning is to not only receive benefits but to preserve your family assets to supplement your care while providing support for your spouse. The process is time sensitive and results will vary depending on the individual circumstances. The more rapidly action is taken the better.

The Trataros Law Firm spends time getting to know their clients, explain the current rules, and assist with the development of a plan which would enable the client or a loved one to apply for Medicaid benefits either at home in the community or in a nursing home.