Avoid Unnecessary Spend Down

One of the first things people think when they learn the financial requisites for obtaining Medicaid eligibility is that they must “spend down” their assets.  While some spend down may be necessary, it is distressing to us when we learn to what extent people have gone, apparently unaware there are other options available to them that would allow them to obtain benefits and still preserve their estate as a legacy.  Elder law attorneys seek estate preservation; don’t be fooled into thinking there are no other options.