Elder Law

Qualification For Medicaid, And Medicaid Spend Down

In order to qualify for Medicaid, one must generally be over 65 years old. One must also be sufficiently ill, and need sufficient assistance to qualify for Medicare pursuant to what is referred to as one’s service priority level.

In order to qualify for Medicaid from a financial perspective without special steps being taken, a person must have an income under $2,313 per month (in Oregon, as of June 2019). If a person has over this income, an income cap trust can usually be drafted to cure the problem.

Substitute Decision Makers

Health Care Documents, Finances and Business, Guardianships and Conservatorships

There are a variety of situations in which other people may make decisions for you.

Health Care Documents

It can be very important to have a valid Advance Directive for Health Care in place, so that if you are unable to direct your own health care, the person you want to make health care choices for you will be able to direct doctors and hospitals, and will be able to have access to your health care information.