TennCare Medicaid Planning

TennCare Medicaid Planning

TennCare is the state of Tennessee’s Medicaid program. It provides health care for approximately 1.5 million Tennesseans. Recipients of TennCare Medicaid are primarily low-income pregnant women, children, and individuals who are elderly or have a disability.

It is important to develop a long-term plan which will protect your assets. There are a number of issues that can arise in TennCare Medicaid planning including: long-term care and disability planning, asset protection, and assistance in qualifying for the government programs and benefits. A good understanding of elder law can make it possible for a senior to face the sunset years with dignity and financial responsibility. 

To qualify for TennCare Medicaid, a person must:

  1. Be a resident of the state of Tennessee
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or registered alien
  3. You must be either pregnant, a child under age 19, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 21, disabled, elderly, or uninsurable.
  4. You must also meet the financial eligibility criteria that go with each category. Most likely, your financial situation would be characterized as either low income or very low income.

It is a good idea to consult with a professional such as Justin M. Gilbert about TennCare Medicaid planning. He can advise you on your entire situation and give you a great peace of mind. What you learn can mean significant financial savings or better care for you or your loved one. This may involve the use of trust, transfer of assets or increased income and resource allowance for the healthy spouse.

Contact The Law Offices of Justin M. Gilbert to begin TennCare Medicaid planning today.