Applying For Medicaid

At the McMahon Law Firm, we understand the struggle many elderly individuals face when trying to pay for ever-rising nursing home costs. From our office in Camillus, a suburb of Syracuse, our attorneys work closely with clients throughout upstate New York during the Medicaid application process to ensure their applications are properly completed and benefits are provided as soon as possible.

We also help clients who have been denied Medicaid benefits appeal the denial at administrative fair hearings.

Getting Your Benefits Approved

Applying for Medicaid is a complex process. There are many legal questions you must answer and much documentation is needed. One misstep and your application for benefits may be denied.

Applicants must submit thorough documentation of their financial situation and personal situation. Required documents often include:

  • Bank statements
  • Income verification
  • The deeds of any properties currently owned or owned within the past five years
  • Title papers for any motor vehicles currently owned or owned within the past five years
  • Health insurance information
  • A copy of your Social Security card
  • Copies of any trusts or other estate planning documents

At McMahon Law Firm, we provide families with the complete list of documents that are necessary to complete a Medicaid application. We help clients qualify for Medicaid, complete the Medicaid application accurately and submit all of the supporting documents necessary to get their applications approved, avoid denials and obtain their benefits as soon as they are eligible. When we represent the family, the family does not need to visit the Medicaid office and the family does not have to communicate with the Medicaid department, we do that for the family.

Appealing Denied Medicaid Benefits

If your application for Medicaid is denied, you should reapply as soon as possible, and you may need to appeal your denial at an administrative fair hearing. At the McMahon Law Firm, our lawyers are well-versed in the Medicaid appeals process. When Medicaid applications are denied, we effectively advocate for our clients at administrative fair hearings in order to protect their rights to Medicaid.

Administrative fair hearings are akin to a trial before a judge. At the hearing, an administrative law judge will evaluate the facts, review evidence from both sides and make a final decision. It is extremely important to hire an attorney who is familiar with this process and knows which Medicaid laws will best position your case to ensure that your rights to benefits are protected.

Contact The McMahon Law Firm

At McMahon Law Firm, our number one goal is to help you avoid a Medicaid denial. Our attorneys work closely with clients to complete their applications accurately and ensure their benefits can start as soon as possible. For assistance, contact us at 315-849-9053 or 800-391-9987. Consultations are free. A member of our staff speaks.