Why Should I Use an Elder Law Attorney to Help Me Apply for Medicaid Benefits?
Speaker 1: An elder law attorney has the experience and the knowledge to know what is necessary in order to qualify for Medicaid benefits. Some people are under the erroneous assumption that you have to spend down your assets, and in Florida, that's just not true. An elder law attorney knows what documents to prepare to shield assets, how to move assets into different vehicles so that they become an income stream, which Medicaid likes to see, and are no longer counted as an asset. The attorney puts in the application for you and does the follow-up and often, there's some snafus with the Department of Children and Family, and the elder law attorney knows how to fix those.