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WILLS AND TRUSTS

Wills and Trusts At Morgan Legal Group in New York City, our dedicated estate planning attorneys understand the importance of crafting clear, enforceable wills and

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Estate Planning

When Do I Need a Will?

When Do I Need a Will? Our Estate Planning Lawyer Weighs In Understanding when to create a will is crucial for effective estate planning. At

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You Can Get Both Medicaid and a Strong Income

Many New Yorkers believe that qualifying for Medicaid requires sacrificing a strong income, but with strategic planning, you can achieve both. Morgan Legal Group specializes in helping clients navigate the complexities of Medicaid eligibility while maintaining their financial health.

Understanding Medicaid Eligibility in New York

Begin with an overview of Medicaid eligibility criteria in New York, focusing on income limits, asset rules, and the importance of planning ahead to ensure eligibility without compromising income.

The Impact of Income on Medicaid Eligibility

Discuss how income affects Medicaid eligibility and the common misconceptions about the need to “spend down” or drastically reduce income to qualify for benefits.

Legal Strategies for Income Preservation

Explore various legal strategies for maintaining a strong income while becoming eligible for Medicaid. These might include trusts, asset transfers, and other financial tools that comply with state law.

Using Trusts to Shield Assets

This is a detailed exploration of how different types of trusts (such as irrevocable trusts) can be used to protect assets and income while legally ensuring Medicaid eligibility.

Income Allocation Techniques

Discuss techniques for allocating income in a way that aligns with Medicaid’s requirements. This could include pension planning, annuities, and tailored investment strategies that consider Medicaid’s income caps.

Real-Life Case Studies

Include case studies from Morgan Legal Group’s practice demonstrating successful strategies for balancing high income with Medicaid eligibility. These stories can provide practical examples and inspire confidence.

Common Pitfalls in Medicaid Planning

Highlight common mistakes individuals make when trying to qualify for Medicaid, such as improperly transferring assets or misunderstanding the look-back period, and how to avoid these pitfalls.

Medicaid Planning for Couples

Address specific considerations and strategies for married couples, such as the division of assets and the use of spousal refusal, to ensure one partner’s eligibility does not adversely affect the other’s financial stability.

How Morgan Legal Group Can Help

Detail how Morgan Legal Group assists clients with Medicaid planning, focusing on personalized strategies that ensure both legal compliance and financial security. Emphasize the firm’s expertise in elder law and estate planning.

Conclusion: Securing Your Financial Future with Medicaid

Conclude with a summary of how effective Medicaid planning is essential for protecting your financial future while securing necessary healthcare services. Encourage readers to contact Morgan Legal Group for a consultation to discuss their specific needs.

The Medicaid allowance in New York is a measly $820 per month. Many senior citizens worked their whole lives to secure a more hefty income that would support them well through retirement. For these individuals, this is bad news. If you need healthcare through Medicaid and earn more than $820 per month, it can seem like you are out of options. However, there are ways to secure the healthcare services you need without compromising your income or lifestyle.

Paying the Extra

If you receive more than $820 per month and still need Medicaid, one option available to you is to pay the extra. For example, if a senior citizen named Rose receives $1220 per month, by paying the extra $400 and keeping $820 per month for herself, she can receive Medicaid. This can be a good solution if you don’t make much more than $820 monthly. However, if you do earn considerably more, this can require cutting back the lifestyle that you worked your whole life to ensure.

How to Keep Your Lifestyle

If you have a disability, you can join a pooled income trust. In this way, you give any extra money that you earn each month to a not-for-profit organization. The organization then uses this money to pay for your bills and living expenses. With the power of a pooled trust, you can get the healthcare that you need through Medicaid without paying through the nose for it.

Participating in a pooled income trust isn’t an easy task. It requires navigating all the most confounding complexities of elder law. If you’re interested in a pooled income trust, or want to figure out what the best healthcare option is for you, you need an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to guide your way. That’s why you should get in touch with the team at Morgan Legal Group. We offer the elder law services that you need to make the most of your hard-earned money. Contact us today and find out how we can help you secure Medicaid.

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