Elder clients often approach attorneys with questions about Medicaid and often are not even sure what it is.

Medicaid is essentially a combined federal and state program that assists with medical costs. In Michigan, Medicaid is administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). To qualify for Medicaid, certain income and asset requirements must be met. These requirements are based on an individual's service needs, such as assisted living or in-home care.

Medicaid can be a very complex area of the law and it is essential that you seek advice, well in advance, from an experienced elder law attorney that can help guide you through the rules and regulations to see if you are eligible.

In the following video, elder law and estate planning attorney Matthew Fedor discusses the basics of Medicaid and how Foster Swift can help you plan for the future.

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