John Callinan is an experienced Medicaid planning attorney
Medicaid planning is a process through which an individual attempts to preserve all or a portion of her assets for her and her family’s benefit by transferring assets to other (typically family) individuals. Although Congress attempted to restrict the ability of an individual to engage in Medicaid planning with the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 on February 8, 2006, many Medicaid planning techniques remain viable.
As a NJ Medicaid lawyer, Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as approved by the American Bar Association, John Callinan is in the unique position to assist his clients in obtaining eligibility for Medicaid. Of the over 85,650 licensed attorneys in the state of New Jersey, fewer than 60 are Certified Elder Law Attorneys, and John is one of them.
John is aware of the fact that people are apprehensive to obtain necessary legal advice because of the perceived cost of those services. Being an experienced Medicaid planning attorney, permits John the ability to quote his prospective clients a flat-fee for Medicaid planning services. The fee never increases and the fee is always considerably less than what a NJ nursing home charges for one month of services.
If someone is going to charge you on an hourly basis for Medicaid planning, run, don’t walk out of their office. Applying for Medicaid is a labor-intensive process that can span many months. At even a modest hourly rate, you will end up paying a considerable amount of money to any person who is charging you on an hourly basis. So, you will not only pay more for what you receive, you will receive less, foregoing the services of a Certified Elder Law Attorney.
Why do I need a Medicaid lawyer?
Medicaid is an extremely complex law. You need an experienced NJ elder law firm to assist you with the process of Medicaid planning. You need a Medicaid attorney, such as John who is a Certified Elder Law Attorney.
Nursing homes cost anywhere from $10,000 to $12,000 a month. If you fail to handle your Medicaid application properly, you will either not receive Medicaid benefits at all or will receive those benefits later than you should have received the benefits. Assuming you miss eligibility for even three months, you will owe the nursing home $30,000 to $36,000. Nursing homes are getting extremely aggressive when this occurs and will, in many instances, end up suing you and your family members to pay the bill you now owe them.
NJ Medicaid planning attorney John Callinan has had several individuals come to him after they failed to obtain Medicaid benefits when they anticipated receiving those benefits. The nursing home was suing the individual or their family members for the amount owed.
Don’t let this happen to you. Choose a NJ Medicaid planning attorney that understands the complex law that is Medicaid and can bring that knowledge to bear on your case. Choose an experienced Medicaid attorney. Choose John Callinan.