Experienced And Compassionate Elder Law And Estate Planning

What is Medicaid and what does it pay for?

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2020 | Medicaid |

Medicaid is a health insurance plan for New Yorkers who cannot afford medical care.

You may be eligible for Medicaid if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or meet certain income, resource, age, or disability requirements.

Medicaid can pay for a variety of medical services that can help you continue to live in your home, or for special services available to participants in waivers. Some of the covered services are: doctor and clinic services, prescription and non-prescription drugs, home care, personal care aides, adult day care, lab tests, transportation to medical care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, mental health services, x-rays, durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, orthotic and prosthetic appliances.

You can make an appointment to apply for Medicaid at your county Department of Social Services.

However, before you make your application, we recommend that you meet members of our team who can help review your assets and income. If you qualify, we help you protect assets before you apply.   We have helped other seniors apply for Medicaid, while protecting assets as much as the law will permit. We believe we can be of service to you and your family too.

For more information on Medicaid call:

The NYS Medicaid Helpline
1-800-541-2831 (Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/longterm/