Most people believe that a person must be poor to be eligible to receive Medi-Cal benefits to pay the costs of long term care in a skilled nursing facility. Not so.
At Salman Law, we assist in Medi-Cal planning for California residents. This means obtaining eligibility to have Medi-Cal pay for the nursing home costs and to protect assets and avoid Medi-Cal’s ability to recover the monies it paid out on behalf of the Medi-Cal beneficiary.
Made up of various programs, each with its own requirements and regulations as modified and/or clarified by periodic All County Welfare Director’s Letters, qualifying for most of California’s Medi-Cal services can be a daunting and overwhelming process. At Salman Law, we have experience representing clients in the Medi-Cal application and qualification process. In most cases, we will work on your behalf to prepare and submit the application, respond to the requests and demands of the eligibility worker and ensure that a proper eligibility determination is made in a timely manner. In those cases where an eligibility determination has been wrongfully decided, we are available to represent you throughout the administrative fair hearing process. We can navigate the entire process for you so you can focus your time to care for your loved one. One mistake in eligibility can cost you months of nursing home care.
At the death of a recipient of Medi-Cal benefits or his or her spouse, whichever last occurs, the State of California has the right to seek reimbursement or recovery for Medi-Cal benefits paid. Such recovery is governed by a complex maze of rules, regulations, and case law. While avoiding recovery through proper long term care planning is one of our primary objectives, we also represent the beneficiaries of a Medi-Cal recipient throughout the entire recovery process – from proper death notification to final settlement and release. If you have received a Medi-Cal claim, contact us immediately.