In our day and age, we have grown quite accustomed to completing and submitting applications – whether it be to get into college, obtain a driver’s license or secure a place to live, applications are a part of our every day life. Because of this familiarity with applications generally, “applying for Medicaid” sounds like just another application to fill out and send in.
Unfortunately, those who tackle the Medicaid application process themselves quickly learn that although it appears deceptively simple, there are numerous snares throughout which oftentimes result in a denial and a waste of time and much-needed benefits. They learn it is not “just” an application…it is an application process. Concerned family members would be well served to seek the counsel of an Elder Law Attorney to navigate the Medicaid application waters – approaching it like any other application may prove to be a costly mistake.