MaineCare (Medicaid)

MaineCare offers a variety of services and assistance to older adults and adults with disabilities. However, it is important to establish your eligibility with the right documentation to receive benefits through this program. 

Navigating the maze of requirements and rules can be a long, frustrating process. Applicants need to comply with both federal and state-specific prerequisites because the program is federally funded but administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

The team at Maine Elder Law Attorneys, P.A. is available to help. We can develop a plan that will enable you to establish eligibility for MaineCare services without depleting all of your assets. We can guide you through the application process and help determine which programs could benefit your family.  If a problem arises, we can advocate for relief on your behalf. 

Planning for Medicaid

MaineCare can provide long-term care benefits that pay for:

  • Nursing home care
  • Care in assisted living facilities
  • Nursing services in the home

However, the rules require you to spend or transfer virtually all of your assets to become eligible for these benefits. Moreover, you can’t just hand property over to other family members and sign up for MaineCare the next day. Any assets transferred within the last five years can be counted against you. 

It is best to plan ahead to preserve assets while establishing eligibility for benefits. However, even if you do not have five years to work forward, Maine Elder Law Attorneys, P.A. can help develop a strategy to make the most of your available opportunities.

Applications and Appeals

When it comes to the complex and ever-changing MaineCare rules, you can rely on our extensive knowledge to assist in the application process. We understand the eligibility rules and documentation requirements, and we can help ensure your application is prepared properly. If a claim is denied or benefits are not the full amount to which you are entitled, we can represent your interests in an appeal before the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. 

Maine Elder Law Attorneys, P.A. Can Help You Succeed with Medicaid

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to MaineCare or Medicaid. Let us put our experience to work to help you get the benefits you need to move forward.  

Contact us now to learn how we could assist in your situation.

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MELA is here to help with identifying your legal needs, develop a plan to address the needs, and advise throughout the process. Core and value added services are at the core of our thinking - call or e-mail us today.

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P.O. Box 1034
Skowhegan, ME 04976