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How do I qualify for the Medically Needy?

How do I qualify for the Medically Needy?

How does the Medically Needy program help younger people in need of Medicaid?

Medicaid services are not just for the elderly — if you have special needs, or a special needs child, it is still possible for you and your family to qualify. An experienced Gainesville elder law attorney discusses the Medically Needy program, which is meant to help those who are younger in age and in need of Medicaid benefits.

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Our attorneys at the Miller Elder Law Firm are knowledgeable, experienced, and ready to help. If you have any questions about elder law or special needs law, call us today.


“There are different types of Medicaid, and the qualification criteria can be different, depending on the program that you are trying to qualify for. For example, the Medically Needy Program, which is a Medicaid-based program that is intended for people who are younger in age, don’t need long-term care, but they just need general health insurance, basically, and so there are different criteria to qualify for that. In some cases, there is a sliding scale, so Medicaid wants you to make a contribution towards the purchase of that for your children.

It’s very important for you to understand the different types of programs that are available. You need to be savvy as far as what programs you are looking for and what your needs are. When we do our Medicaid intake, we will ask those questions and make sure that your assets are trying to be structured in the way that you’re going to qualify for whatever program it is that you need.”