Helping You Obtain a Public Benefit for Long-Term Care

With nursing home costs around six thousand dollars a month, it is easy to worry about your financial future. By planning ahead, however, you may be eligible for Medi-Cal benefits that can help you pay the high cost of nursing home care. Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicaid and has certain eligibility requirements in order to obtain benefits. Unfortunately, to qualify for Medi-Cal, you will need to endure a long, complicated application process. With John Donahue’s guidance, he will help you determine whether you are eligible for Medi-Cal and will carefully assist you throughout the application process.

John Donahue offers effective planning strategies that help clients qualify for Medi-Cal benefits. He provide personal attention and is genuinely involved in every case he handles. With John’s representation, you and he can work as a team to find affordable solutions that can help clients and their families plan for the future.

What Can John Donahue Help You With?

  • Assist you to qualify for government benefits to qualify for long term care
  • Protect your assets to help pay for long term care
  • Protect your home from liens
  • Create an estate plan to protect your assets and provide for your spouse, children and heirs

Who Should Seek Our Representation?

  • Any person currently in a nursing home or about to be placed in a nursing home
  • Any person dealing with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s or stroke
  • Any person needing long term care insurance now or in the future.

Medi-Cal Eligibility Requirements and Other Planning Strategies

Depending on your age and marital status, there is a certain income and non-exempt asset restrictions to be eligible for Medi-Cal. You may be able to keep various exempt assets that will not affect your eligibility, such as:

  • Your home
  • Household items
  • Personal effects
  • Burial arrangements
  • Automobiles

If you fail to meet the eligibility requirements, John can help you file a petition to obtain a court order. This is beneficial for married couples that have one spouse in a nursing home. This court order can transfer the assets or income of the spouse in the nursing home to his or her spouse. More importantly, it can help qualify the spouse in the nursing home for Medi-Cal.

Contact Your Los Angeles California Nursing Home Planning Lawyer

If you have questions about Medi-Cal eligibility requirements or have been denied eligibility, John may be able to assist you turn the tables. To schedule a free initial consultation with a Los Angeles Medi-Cal planning attorney, call (213) 984-1218, or fill out our short contact form.