Norwalk CT Medicaid (Title XIX) Application Attorneys

How to Apply for Medicaid (Title XIX)

At our law firm, we can help with each step of the complicated Medicaid (Title XIX) application process. Before applying for Medicaid (Title XIX) in the state of Connecticut, there should first be a clear understanding of what it is and how it works. Medicaid (Title XIX) is a state/federal health care program for individuals with low income. These individuals are often senior citizens but could also include children, low income adults and persons with disabilities.

Medicaid (Title XIX) is an important benefit to draw upon if/when a loved one is in need of long-term care either at home or in a nursing facility. However, there is often a lot of confusion when applying for these benefits. To ensure that you are going through the application process correctly, it is best to seek the counsel of an experienced Medicaid (Title XIX) elder care attorney.

Applying for Medicaid (Title XIX) assistance requires completion of an extensive application. There are several other requirements that must be presented as well. These include copies of:

  • Social Security Identification: A copy of your original Social Security card.
  • A Legal Birth Certificate: They may also accept a record of a church baptism if a birth certificate is not readily available.
  • Marriage Certificate: If you are legally married, proof of this must accompany your application.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Residence: Forms of proof include a passport, driver’s license, certificate of naturalization or green card for U.S. permanent residents.
  • Wage Certification: Employer check stubs and records of any kind of pension you receive.
  • Verification of Assets: Bank statements for the past five years and title deeds to your home, auto and other property.
  • Verification of Other Government Benefits: These include your Medicare card (if you have one) and Social Security and Veteran’s benefit check stubs.

The application process is unlike many others you may be become accustomed to. The process is very involved and one small mistake could result in a denial. For example, leaving something out on the application, not substantiating facts with documentation or the transfer of funds to another family member’s account could all lead to unsuccessful results. And while applicants have the responsibility of establishing eligibility, it is ultimately the state that decides whether or not eligibility is granted. There have been many cases of people who were qualified for Medicaid (Title XIX) but were denied for failing to convince the state that they were eligible. To begin the process, you can download the 21 page Connecticut Medicaid (Title XIX) application.

Unless you are already familiar with the process, applying for Medicaid (Title XIX) can be quite difficult. And with so many applicants denied their rightful benefits because of technicalities, it is important to have a strong advocate on your side. At our law firm, our attorneys work hard to navigate you through the entire application process so you can come out successful on the other side. We understand the importance of securing Medicaid (Title XIX) benefits to maintain your quality of life if you are disabled or entering retirement. With so much on the line, do not leave your future health care to chance. Contact us today at 203-853-4400 for a free no obligation consultation. From our Norwalk, CT office, our law firm represents clients for elder and family law matters in Darien, Westport, Newtown, and communities throughout Fairfield County.

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