Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

Medicaid Trust

Share This Post:

How Does a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust Work?

Welcome to Morgan Legal Group P.C., your trusted source for understanding and establishing a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust in New York. Our skilled attorneys are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of asset protection and Medicaid planning. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the concept of a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust, its benefits, the legal process of setting up the trust, and how our firm can assist you in safeguarding your assets and securing Medicaid benefits.

Understanding a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) is a legal tool designed to protect your assets while allowing you to qualify for Medicaid benefits to cover long-term care costs. With proper planning and execution, a MAPT can help you preserve your assets and avoid spending them down to become eligible for Medicaid coverage.

Benefits of a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

Creating a MAPT offers several advantages:

  • Asset Protection: Assets transferred to the trust are shielded from Medicaid’s look-back period, ensuring they are protected.
  • Medicaid Eligibility: By transferring assets to the trust, you can meet Medicaid’s asset limits and qualify for benefits without exhausting your resources.
  • Control: While you no longer own the assets, you retain control over how they are managed and distributed within the trust.
  • Long-Term Care Planning: A MAPT allows you to plan for potential long-term care needs without compromising your assets.

Establishing a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: Meet with our experienced attorneys to discuss your goals and determine if a MAPT is your right strategy.
  2. Trust Creation: Our team will draft a trust document that outlines the terms, beneficiaries, and trustee responsibilities.
  3. Asset Transfer: Assets, such as real estate, cash, and investments, are transferred into the trust’s ownership.
  4. Trustee Appointment: You appoint a trustee, an individual or a corporate entity, to manage the trust and its assets.
  5. Look-Back Period: Assets transferred to the trust are protected after a Medicaid look-back period, which is currently five years in New York.
  6. Medicaid Eligibility: Once the look-back period has passed, the assets in the trust do not count toward Medicaid eligibility calculations.

Our team at Morgan Legal Group P.C. is here to guide you through the process of creating a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust:

  • Customized Advice: We provide personalized guidance based on your financial situation and goals.
  • Document Preparation: Our attorneys ensure that the trust document is accurately drafted and legally sound.
  • Asset Transfer: We assist with properly transferring assets into the trust.
  • Medicaid Compliance: We ensure the trust complies with Medicaid regulations and helps you achieve eligibility.

Contact Us to Protect Your Assets and Secure Medicaid Benefits

If you’re concerned about protecting your assets while qualifying for Medicaid benefits, a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust may be the solution you’re seeking. At Morgan Legal Group P.C., we have the expertise to help you navigate this complex process and ensure that your assets are safeguarded. Contact us today for a consultation, and let us assist you in securing your financial future.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. The content of this blog may not reflect the most current legal developments. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this blog or contacting Morgan Legal Group.

Got a Problem? Consult With Us

For Assistance, Please Give us a call or schedule a virtual appointment.