Making the Best Use of Lawsuit Settlements and Inheritances
If you are on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid and you are about to receive a personal injury settlement or inheritance, it is important to contact a lawyer right away. Without planning ahead properly, you could lose these important government benefits.
At Stephanie Townsend Allala + Associates, we are experienced at helping clients preserve their benefits by meeting the complex Social Security and Medicaid spend-down requirements. Based in El Paso, our team of experienced attorneys serves clients throughout West Texas.
Preserving Clients' Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid
The possibility of losing your eligibility for SSI and Medicaid can be particularly threatening when you are dependent on Medicaid to pay the cost of your nursing home or other services. With careful planning, however, it is often possible to retain eligibility for these public benefits.
Our attorneys will work with you, before you receive your settlement check or inheritance, to put together a detailed and personalized plan for spending down the money you receive.
Under the law, you may be required to use some settlement money for medical expenses. Depending on your individual circumstances, other funds could be used to buy certain assets or placed into a trust. We will help you find creative solutions focused on your needs.
Ideally, at the end of the process, you will only lose your SSI and Medicaid for the month in which you receive the payout, and then you will regain access to these important benefits.
Midland, Odessa and Lubbock Lawyers · Contact Us at 915-257-0420
Every Social Security and Medicaid spend-down case is unique, so it is important to work with a lawyer who will not take a cookie-cutter approach. To discuss how we can assist you, please contact us at 915-257-0420 or by e-mail to schedule a free half-hour consultation.