Medicaid Planning and Elder Law
The attorneys at Hastings & Laun LLC help individuals who may become eligible for Medicaid assistance or other government assistance (including veteran benefits) plan ahead so that they can preserve a portion of their estate for their heirs. In the face of staggering medical and nursing home costs, government healthcare assistance may be a person’s only option.
MEDICAID is the federally funded medical assistance program implemented by each State independently. It differs from Medicare in that everyone qualifies for Medicare once they reach a certain age (currently 65), but Medicaid is available only to the certain individuals who meet strict income and asset limits. In addition, penalties and waiting periods for eligibility apply if a person gives away assets in an attempt to qualify for benefits.
There may be numerous government programs available to assist in caring for you or your family members. Hawai’i’s Medicaid program is called MedQuest, and additional information, including eligibility requirements, may be obtained from their website:
We help clients who reside in the state of Hawai’i, including those on the Big Island, Maui and Oahu, to create a plan so as to maximize the amount of property that can pass to their heirs..