New Jersey and New York

Medicaid Application Attorneys

There are many misconceptions about Medicaid qualification and the “spend down” process. With proper planning, you don’t have to lose everything to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or your parent is in need of long-term care.

Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Application

Nursing homes can cost as much as $15,000 a month in some areas, so it is unusual for legal fees to equal the cost of even one month in the facility. It is not difficult to save this much in long-term care and probate costs. And most attorneys will consult with new clients at little or no cost to determine what might be achieved before the client pays a larger fee.

Medicaid rules provide multiple opportunities for nursing home residents to preserve assets for themselves, their spouses and children and grandchildren, especially those with special needs. There are more opportunities for those who plan ahead, but even at the last minute there are almost always still steps available to preserve some assets. It’s always worth checking out whether these are steps you would like to take.

Whether you should prepare and file a Medicaid application by yourself or should hire help depends on answers to the following questions:

  • How old is the applicant?

  • How complicated is the applicant’s financial situation?

  • Does the applicant qualify immediately or require “spend down”?

  • Is the individual applying for community or nursing home benefits?

  • How much time do you have available?

  • How organized are you?


    Mr. Andrey Milvidskiy is the founding member and principal attorney of Milvidskiy Law Group P.C., a professional corporation providing legal services to clients in Northern and Central New Jersey and in the New York metropolitan area. As an elder law and estate planning attorney, he assists clients with Medicaid and Veterans benefits planning and is well-versed in the areas of law related to trusts and estates, including wills and probate, special needs planning, estate and trust administration. He understands the legal ramifications of aging, and knows that many people inadvertently put themselves and their families at risk with inadequate estate and retirement planning. Mr. Milvidskiy has devoted his legal practice to helping individuals and families protect their wealth, prepare for the future, and provide for their loved ones. Mr. Milvidskiy is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. He holds a J.D. (cum laude) from the Rutgers University School of Law and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.

    “I found Andrey on Google because we needed a lawyer who was experienced with Medicaid application process for my grandmother. He has very good feedback so we went with him. I can’t explain how pleased we are with his work, not only did he win our case but he gave us the best result we could ask for. He is the best and we would recommend him to anyone who needs help with Medicaid or estate planning.”

    Sharon S.

    “If you need help with Medicaid, look no further! When my mother ended up in a nursing home, we thought all was lost. Andrey and his wonderful team helped us qualify my mother for Medicaid. They even helped negotiating with the nursing home. In short, we wouldn’t be able to do without them. This firm is amazing!”

    Linda A.