If you are considering applying for Medicaid, you can expect a journey ahead of you from the time you apply to the time you enroll. According to the state of New Jersey, there are nearly 1.79 million people enrolled in the program, but it is still notoriously difficult to navigate the process. There are a few reasons it can be beneficial to consult an attorney when you are starting your Medicaid application.
Complete the application correctly
At first glance, you may be overwhelmed by the application’s requirements and all of the information it demands. Indeed, there is a lot to cover when you complete the forms, and it is all too easy to make a mistake that can seriously derail the progress of your application. Partnering with an attorney ensures you get the application done the right way the first time.
Ensure you qualify for coverage
You may also notice that there are strict parameters established to qualify for coverage. There is a program limit, specifically, which caps the income permissible for applicants. In addition to income limits, there are asset limits, so if you have savings in excess of the specified limit, you may find yourself unable to qualify. An attorney, however, can advise you on options for meeting the requirements.
Appeal if your application is rejected
It is not uncommon for Medicaid applications to be denied. There are a multitude of reasons why this might occur, but it is important to understand that the appeals process may offer another chance. If you do not begin the process prepared, though, you may just see another rejection. An attorney will know how to navigate appeals and optimize your chances of getting approved.
Seeking out legal assistance can make the Medicaid application process much easier to navigate. Contact an attorney if you are planning on applying for coverage or appealing a rejection.