Williamsville, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
The rules surrounding Medicaid eligibility can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Simplified Solutions of WNY, a trusted resource for senior citizens in New York, understands this and encourages seniors and their caregivers to take the time to be educated appropriately.
According to Simplified Solutions, Medicaid eligibility begins with an applicant being disabled, blind, or over the age of 65. Any person meeting any one of those three criteria has passed the federal test for eligibility. However, since the states administer Medicaid on behalf of Washington, a myriad of rules exist from one to the next. This is the area in which seniors and their caregivers need the most education.
"Remember that Medicaid is a Federal Government program administered at the state level," notes Simplified Solutions' Margie Cannon-Zdrojewski. "Because of this each state, and even possibly each county, can and will interpret the rules differently."
Cannon-Zdrojewski went on to note that income and specific asset restrictions and marital status affect Medicaid benefits. She said a monthly income of just over $2,000 would disqualify the average applicant from the program. But specific money management strategies can be employed as a workaround for such restrictions. Cannon-Zdrojewski says consumer focused education is necessary to make people aware of these strategies. Simplified Solutions of WNY helps clients learn how to use strategies for qualifying even if they have too much income or too many assets.
Simplified Solutions of WNY is an advocacy organization focused on helping America's seniors navigate through the challenges of daily life. They assist with Medicaid applications, health insurance issues, veteran support, bill management, and more. Seniors interested in learning more about Medicaid eligibility can contact them over the phone, via the Internet, or through e-mail.
About the company:
Simplified Solutions of WNY provides a focused, informed approach to elder care, while maintaining their privacy, independence and dignity. Their number one goal is to provide our clients and their loved ones with a sense of security, trustworthiness, and peace of mind. They assist their clients navigate through everyday challenges of independent senior living, those who are living in retirement communities, and all living situations in between - their services target not only day to day responsibilities, but also those that are specific to insurance matters. Simplified Solutions of WNY is the Buffalo Areas best choice for assistance with the Medicaid Application Process and Veterans Aid & Attendance pension benefits. For more information visit their website at http://www.simplifiedsolutionsofwny.com.