You may qualify for MassHealth—which is Massachusetts’ Medicaid program—if you meet the following criteria:
- You are a Massachusetts resident.
- You are a United States citizen or qualified non-citizen.
- You are considered to be low income, according to the standards set forth by the government.
This qualification criterion may seem straightforward. However, the reality is the MassHealth application process is grueling. The documentation is voluminous and detailed, and a mistake on your application could result in a denial of MassHealth coverage. Typically, an attorney is needed to help with the application and to make sure that an applicant’s rights are protected.
As stated above, you must have limited assets to qualify for MassHealth. A single person cannot have more than $2,000 in assets. However, a spouse who stays in the home can have up to $123,600 in assets, according to 2018 guidelines. While that sounds like a lot, the number drops right back down to $2,000 if that spouse later needs nursing home care, too.
Find Out if You Qualify for MassHealth
If you or your spouse may need nursing home care, now is the time to protect your family’s financial situation. Attorney Michael Monteforte, Jr. can help you determine whether you're eligible for MassHealth benefits. He can help you complete your application correctly and quickly so a fast determination can be made about your eligibility.
Don’t let a mistake or the overwhelming amount of paperwork slow you down and cost you money. Instead, contact us today at 978-657-7437 to schedule a Strategic Planning Session.