Why should I hire an elder law attorney?
The process of applying for Medicaid for nursing home care is complicated. If you make a mistake, you may not find out you made a mistake until three or four months down the road at which point, Medicaid tells you you’re not eligible, in which case you have to pay privately for those months. By hiring an elder law attorney who knows how to handle these cases, you can have some confidence that it’s going to be done correctly and you won’t have any period of ineligibility.
I also recommend you use a board certified Elder law attorney that’s been tested, taken all the classes, handled a lot of cases; that’s really your assurance that that person does know how to handle these cases.