For those hoping to qualify for nursing home Medicaid and are looking for assistance with the application process, it is important to recognize that the state is not always the best resource for application assistance. Often times, private medicaid planners are in a better position to counsel individuals on their Medicaid eligibility.
Please note that since nursing home Medicaid is administered at the state level, many states refer to their Medicaid programs using alternative names. In addition to the alternative names, the rules in each state can vary significantly.
To apply for nursing home Medicaid you will have to:
Fill out an application form
Provide documentation to verify general and financial requirements
Go through a functional eligibility assessment
If you own a home, the state may ask you to document the current fair market value of the home and any loans for the home, such as mortgages or equity loans. The state may ask for these documents:
A current tax bill
A real estate appraisal
Copies of your mortgage
Be cautious if intending to file by yourself. Our professionals have the experience to know exactly what you need so that your application won’t be denied.