If you have a disabled child, you need to know how to apply for Medicaid in Maryland. Your child may have high medical costs and Medicaid can help you to get more coverage and to get covered for things that standard insurance may not pay for. If your child has a serious disability that impacts his or her ability to work, you may also need to ensure that your child is able to obtain access to Medicaid as an adult.
Sinclair Prosser Gasior can provide assistance with understanding how to apply for Medicaid in Maryland. We can also help you to ensure that you make smart choices to get access to Medicaid for your disabled child once that child becomes an adult. Give us a call to find out more about the ways in which our legal team can help you.
How to Apply for Medicaid in Maryland for Your Disabled Child
Parents will need to determine whether their child qualifies for Medicaid, and on what basis their child qualifies, if they wish to seek coverage. Medicaid is available for low-income families with children, as well as for people who are aged, blind or disabled. Sinclair Prosser Gasior can provide assistance in determining if your family can meet Medicaid qualification requirements so you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to find out if your child could receive Medicaid benefits.
Maryland Health Connection provides information on qualifying for Medicaid, and has a table showing the maximum incomes that families can have to obtain Medicaid healthcare coverage for a child. There is also information on eligibility for Medicaid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MABD), which has different qualifying rules.
Parents may be able to apply online directly at MarylandHealthConnection, although you cannot use this site if you are applying on the basis of disability status or on the basis of being medically needy.
If you are apply to apply online, you are going to have to provide details on your family’s income. If you are not eligible to apply online, you can visit a department of social services located in your county in order to get help applying for benefits coverage. Those who are applying for standard Medicaid for their families and kids can also get in-person help from a healthcare navigator.
It is important that you thoroughly complete your application to get Medicaid benefits for your child and that you provide all supporting documentation showing that your child should be eligible to receive coverage. You do not want any delays or problems getting your child covered. Sinclair Prosser Gasior can assist you throughout the applications process so you can apply for the correct program and do everything possible to maximize the chances that your application to get your child covered will be approved.
Getting Help Protecting Access to Medicaid for Your Disabled Child
Qualifying for Medicaid for your disabled child can be important when your child is younger and you are trying to get essential care. Access to Medicaid benefits can also be essential throughout the life of a person who has a disability or who has special needs. If your child is not going to be able to work at a job that will provide insurance due to his disabilities, getting Medicaid coverage will be vital to ensuring affordable medical services are available.
This can become a problem if you wish to provide an inheritance to a child, as your son or daughter may become disqualified from Medicaid benefits if the inherited money or property is countable as a resource. Medicaid is a means-tested program that takes assets into account when determining if a disabled person can qualify for coverage, so you must make sure you structure any gifts or inheritances to protect benefits access. Sinclair Prosser Gasior can help you to use a special needs trust so you can provide funds for your child’s needs and not affect Medicaid coverage.
Getting Help from A Maryland Medicaid Planning Lawyer
A Maryland Medicaid planning lawyer at Sinclair Prosser Gasior can help you to complete the application process to help your child get Medicaid as soon as possible. We can also assist you in making sure your child is able to qualify for Medicaid as an adult so he or she can get necessary care throughout his life. To find out more, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 410-573-4818 or contact us online to speak with an experienced member of our legal team for help with all of your Medicaid issues.
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