Medicaid Law Overview

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Medicaid Law Eligibility

As a senior citizen, you may be entitled to Medicaid coverage. People older than 65, who meet income and asset limits, and are disabled or blind, may qualify for Medicaid assistance. Georgia’s Medicaid program for the aged, blind and disabled is called ABD Medicaid. If you qualify for Social Security income, you automatically qualify for ABD Medicaid.

Even if your income is above the limit, you may still qualify for Medicaid. When you need assistance determining your Medicaid eligibility and applying for coverage, Robert M. Goldberg & Associates is here to help. If only the process of getting this government-funded coverage were as simple as applying for it.

As an experienced elder law attorney, Mr. Goldberg has the skill and knowledge to help you understand how your assets can impact your eligibility for Medicaid coverage. Our team can help you explore different options for protecting these assets and walk you through the complex application process. We can also help you with the appeal process if you have been denied coverage. Contact our team today to learn more about our elder law services as they pertain to your Medicaid eligibility, coverage, and asset protection.

We Can Help You ...

  • Determine your long-term care needs
  • Identify assets that may preclude your eligibility
  • Determine your Medicaid eligibility
  • Answer any questions you may have about your Medicaid rights
  • Guide you through the application process
  • Assist you in appealing any denial of eligibility
  • Work to ensure your rights to Medicaid are protected

What Is Medicaid and What Does It Cover?

Medicaid is a medical assistance program that helps low-income individuals with their medical expenses. In Georgia, the state’s Department of Community Health (DCH) administers the program and pays for these medical bills using state and federal tax revenue. Many people are eligible for Medicaid, including elderly people, children, and people with disabilities.

Medicaid can provide coverage for a number of medical services, depending on your age, income, and insurance status. Below are a few examples of these important benefits:

  • Preventive health visits
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Behavioral health services
  • Adult immunizations
  • Dental, hearing, and vision coverage
  • Laboratory and x-ray services
  • Home health services and nursing home care

The Benefits of Getting a Medicaid Plan

As we get older, we often need to visit the doctor more often and are more likely to develop conditions that require professional medical intervention. At the same time, medical costs are getting more and more expensive. As a result, more people are turning to Medicaid to help relieve the burden of medical bills.

If you want to avoid spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on nursing home care, doctor’s appointments, and other services, Medicaid can help. However, it is important to work closely with an Atlanta Medicaid lawyer who can help you appropriately plan for this coverage. Proper Medicaid planning can help you best protect your assets and avoid losing eligibility for these important benefits.

What Is the Difference Between Medicaid and Medicare?

Medicaid and Medicare may sound similar, but they actually refer to two different programs. Medicare is an insurance program for senior citizens and people with certain disabilities. Unlike Medicaid, which is available to people of all ages, Medicare is primarily restricted to people who are aged 65 and older. This program is paid for with money from the Social Security Trust Fund.

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Ensure your long-term care

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Assist with any and all questions you may have

Planning for Your Medicaid

It can be difficult to determine if you qualify for Medicaid, and it can be confusing to prepare the application. At Robert M. Goldberg & Associates, we believe in helping our clients with all aspects of elder law, including Medicaid planning. From helping you understand your long-term care needs and identifying your assets to determining your Medicaid eligibility and walking you through the application process, we do most of the work for you so you have peace of mind.

Why Plan Ahead?

Long-term care is expensive and you deserve the highest quality of care possible as you age. Unfortunately, if your monthly income or resources are near, or over, the financial eligibility limits for Medicaid, you risk being denied benefits. It can be devastating for you, your family, and your caregivers to watch your assets dwindle so that you can afford the health care you need.

Understanding how your assets can affect your Medicaid eligibility is essential to have the best shot at being approved for benefits. Our elder law team in Atlanta can help you identify the income and assets that could impact your eligibility and help you explore your options for protecting them to enhance your eligibility.

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Why Choose an Elder Law Attorney?

Hiring an elder law attorney ensures that you have the best possible results when preparing for Medicaid. Our professionals have no conflict of interest, unlike nursing homes, which would prefer clients to pay privately for as long as possible before going on Medicaid. We promise to do only what is best for you and your loved ones. With more than 20 years of experience in elder law, we have the depth of experience needed to advise our clients on what the right next steps include.

There may not be much you can do to preserve your assets or achieve Medicaid eligibility faster, but your consultation with our team will help you know you did all you could to access your options. Medicaid rules offer options for nursing home residents to preserve their own assets for both themselves and their loved ones, so even if you are concerned that your assets may compromise your eligibility, we can best advise you on how to manage them. We are here to help you find these options and take advantage of plans that work for you.

How to Select the Right Lawyer to Help with Your Medicaid Plan


If you are searching for the right elder care attorney, it is important to select one with the expertise, knowledge, and results that you are looking for. When evaluating potential firms, look for the following characteristics to find the best option for you:

  • How long has the firm been practicing elder law? The longer that the lawyer has been practicing, the more experience and knowledge he or she will have.
  • Does the attorney specialize in legal matters involving senior citizens? If so, he or she will be able to provide you with a higher standard of care and attention to detail than a firm that does not work with elderly people.
  • Does the firm have a history of successful results? Ask the lawyer about previous clients and how he or she has helped them make Medicare decisions. The lawyer’s answer will give you insight into how much he or she knows about this area and whether he or she could help you plan for Medicare.

Contact Goldberg & Associates Today

If you are interested in applying for Medicaid, the lawyers at Goldberg & Associates can help you plan for your future. Our lawyers can guide you through all planning activities and help you reach the best decision for your unique financial situation.

Contact us today for a free case consultation with an Atlanta Medicaid lawyer. You can call us at (770) 229-5729, email us at, or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment with our firm.

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