Helping Clients Plan Ahead for Their Long-Term Care Needs
In Texas and nationwide, most people who need long-term nursing care eventually end up relying on Medicaid benefits to pay for that care. But without proper planning, these benefits can come with a price, up to and including the loss of your home and everything else you own.
At Stephanie Townsend Allala + Associates, our El Paso Medicaid attorneys assist clients with the process of planning for their future needs. We are committed to helping our clients take full advantage of public benefits while preserving their assets for themselves and their families.
Securing the Benefits You Deserve While Protecting Your Assets
If you try to apply for Medicaid in Texas, you will be told that there are income limits on who qualifies for benefits and that you may lose your home under the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program. Both of these statements are technically true, but they are not the whole truth.
Under Texas law, these rules are really only guidelines, and there are exceptions. Our team of lawyers can guide you through the planning process to ensure that you are treated fairly.
We are experienced at using Medicaid spend-downs, qualified income trusts (Miller trusts), enhanced life estate deeds (Lady Bird deeds) and other mechanisms to help clients qualify for Medicaid benefits without any risk of losing their homes or other assets to the government.
As a result of our efforts, not one of our clients has ever lost his or her home to the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program since that program was implemented in Texas in 2005.
West Texas Medicaid Planning Attorneys · 915-257-0420
If you are concerned that you may eventually need long-term care, or if a loved one needs to go into a nursing home, we can help you get the Medicaid assistance you need and deserve. To schedule a free consultation, please contact our office at 915-257-0420 or by e-mail.