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Medi-Cal Planning

Compassionate Guidance from Our Tarzana Elder Law Attorneys

Medi-Cal (known as Medi-caid outside of California) provides health care and long-term care to indigent and disabled Californians. Medi-Cal planning is a specialized area of law that requires expertise beyond ordinary estate planning. A common myth is that health insurance and Medicare will pay for long-term care. That is not true. There are only three ways to pay for long-term care: out of pocket, long-term care insurance or Medi-Cal. Only a qualified elder law attorney can guide you through Medi-Cal planning competently and ethically.

Learn more when you contact our Tarzana Medi-Cal planning attorneys at Goldfarb & Luu for a complimentary initial consultation.

When Is Medi-Cal Planning Used?

Medi-Cal is oftentimes a last resort for families who cannot afford to pay the long-term care for loved ones. Medi-Cal planning is financial planning for those who anticipate being in this situation before they or a family member need long-term care.

In general, there are two parts to Medi-Cal:

  • Eligibility - In addition to assets like a house and car, a single person is permitted to have up $2000 cash while a married couple may have up $128,640 to become eligible for Medi-Cal.
  • Recovery - After the single person dies or the surviving spouse, the state of California will attempt to recover an amount equivalent to what it paid out for health care and long-term care benefits.

With the proper planning, you or a loved one can become eligible for Medi-Cal even if your assets exceed the stated amounts while avoiding or reducing recovery.

We really care about our clients and it shows. We create life-long legal relationships that work and find solutions best suited to your and your family’s needs. At Goldfarb & Luu, our Tarzana elder law attorneys have helped clients qualify for Medi-Cal throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties.

Call our legal team today at 800.489.1984 to discuss your options.

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At Goldfarb & Luu, we recognize the importance of treating our clients with the utmost respect and compassion. We do whatever we can to make sure our clients have peace of mind. Everything we do – from our actions to our processes – is focused on making sure you know we care. Whether you have a crisis that requires our immediate attention or simply have questions that demand answers, we find solutions and take care of your best interests. The result: a life-long relationship of mutual trust.

Why Hire Us?
  • Hundreds of clients helped throughout California
  • Years of experience handling estate and elder law matters
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