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Medicare And Medicaid Basics

One of the greatest fears that many of us experience in regard to aging are the loss of our health with the passing years, which, sadly, is all but inevitable. Fortunately, the government has programs in place to assist with the costs of medical care in the later part of life. Medicare and Medicaid are two government programs that allow many older Americans to receive the treatment they need.


If you are a resident of Arizona age 65 or older, are living on a low income, are disabled on SSI, or are blind, Medicaid is a federally funded program that, if you qualify, may assist you in getting health care services. If you have applied for yourself or a family member and the application has been denied because the applicant’s income is above the eligibility threshold, there are strategies that can work to exclude some of that income from the eligibility calculation. A Phoenix elder law attorney can often help.

The lawyers at the law firm of Gorman Law Group, PLC, are a top choice when you need an experienced elder law attorney to assist you with the sometimes complicated process of qualifying for the benefits you need. We will examine your situation to determine if a device called a Miller trust could be used to enable you to qualify for the Medicaid program. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of this area of the law and have been able to assist hundreds of older clients to obtain government assistance when they need it, reducing the financial strain on the family.

Medicare Eligibility

Medicare is a federally funded health insurance program that primarily provides health care benefits to seniors over the age of 65 years or others who have been found to have a disability that prevents them from working.

For those who are not yet 65, Medicare eligibility will usually be determined by approval for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Applying for SSDI is often a long, drawn-out process that is best handled by an experienced attorney, as it involves one or more appeals in the majority of cases. Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits often takes as long as two years. Our attorneys at Gorman Law Group, PLC, can help you with the process and work with you to provide properly completed paperwork and supporting documentation of your disability, and when necessary, guide you through the appeals process.

Free Medicaid And Medicare Consultations

Arizona residents in Phoenix and the surrounding area who need help initiating a claim for medical benefits through Medicaid or Medicare or have been frustrated by the complex and often difficult process of applying for these benefits are invited to call Gorman Law Group, PLC, to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We will answer all of your questions and work with you to get you the care you need, whether for yourself or a member of your family.

At Gorman Law Group, PLC, we have many years of legal experience assisting Arizona’s elderly and disabled residents. Medicare and Medicaid requirements change frequently, and our lawyers stay well informed concerning any changes in the law. We are always able to give you up-to-the minute quality representation at any time. In matters as important as your or your family member’s health, you want no less than fully experienced lawyers working for you.

Talk to one of our highly experienced Medicaid and Medicare attorneys for the assistance you need. We have offices conveniently located in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City and Sun City West, and we offer weekday and evening appointments. If you can’t make it to one of our offices, just let us know and we’ll arrange a time to come to you. Call us at 623-278-6102 to schedule a consultation.