Qualifying for Medicaid is difficult as the rules applicable to the process are extraordinarily strict. An applicant must qualify both financially as well as medically. The Medicaid application is lengthy and the information provided must be substantiated with years of documentation including but not limited to Social Security card, health insurance information, Medicare card, birth and marriage certificates, deeds, automobile registrations, life insurance policies, utility bills, tax returns and financial statements. Competent legal advice is necessary to navigate this complicated process. Our office can assist you with your Medicaid application as well as discuss alternatives for your long term care that may be appropriate for you.