Medicaid Assistance in Texas
At Patrick G. Hubbard, our firm focuses on elder law and estate planning to ensure that our clients and their assets are protected against the ever increasing costs of nursing home care. In a typical situation, a monthly nursing home bill can cost thousands of dollars and quickly consume one’s life savings. As your attorney, we can carefully guide you through each step of the process to ensure that you receive the proper care you deserve.
Eligibility Requirements for Medicaid
Medicaid covers specific groups, regardless of income. You must be either a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant to qualify for Medicaid coverage. Only people who meet one of the following classifications can qualify for Medicaid:
- 65 years or older
- Parent of a minor
- Legal guardian of a minor
- Independent teenager
Income eligibility is also a major factor for assistance under Medicaid. Eligibility is based on the federal poverty line, which is currently $11,490 for an individual and $19,530 for a family of three. If you meet the requirements above, our firm can help you pursue benefits through this program. But this does not mean you have to be under the poverty line in order to become qualified for federal benefits. You may become eligible for benefits even if you have more than these limits with proper planning.
Under Texas law, the state does not supplement federal low-income disability assistance with state funds. People receiving state funds for special needs may be eligible for Medicaid coverage. If your income increases to a point that disqualifies you for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may still qualify for Medicaid. In some cases, you can qualify for dual coverage by Medicaid and Medicare. In fact, Medicaid can often help you pay for Medicare premiums as well as deductibles for health bills. As you continue pursuing Medicaid benefits, we can provide you with the resources you need. During a case evaluation, we can help assess whether you qualify for Medicaid coverage.
Many individuals are confused about the rules and requirements to qualify for Medicaid when they initially seek our assistance. Medicaid is a legal program that helps individuals pay for long term care. At Patrick G. Hubbard’s firm, we can help you pursue Medicaid and determine whether it can benefit your family’s future. We can also provide you with the resources and legal information necessary to protect your future and obtain the financial needs you require. During your initial consultation, we can answer your questions and provide you with Medicaid help. Do not hesitate to call us today.DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.