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Do you need convalescent care or a conservator?

05/13/2015 -

Have you or someone you know tried to place a loved one in a convalescent home recently?  A disturbing trend has emerged.  Title XIX applications are becoming harder and harder to complete, and acceptance is being delayed causing convalescent homes to become more aggressive in their efforts to recoup compensation for care.

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The Prue Law Group P.C.
720 Main Street,
Willimantic, CT 06226
Tel: (860) 423-9231

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What You Need to Know About Title 19


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720 Main Street,
Willimantic, CT 06226
Tel: (860) 423-9231

Email Us:
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What Is Title 19?

Title XIX, of the Social Security Act of 1935, is a medical assistance program administered by the individual states in compliance with federal regulations. Title XIX (aka Title 19 / T19) pays for the cost of convalescent home care and long-term medical needs when an individual is no longer able to.

Variations of the Title 19 program, such as those offered in the State of Connecticut, are also available to keep people in their home and yet provide them the care and assistance they need to remain residents of the community.


Is Applying For Title 19 Difficult?

The answer is a definitive YES! Title 19 is a program designed to help, but it is complicated and all too easy to make mistakes. You do not want to compound one problem by creating another. Avoid this, and get the professional help you need from The Prue Law Group, P.C. (The Title 19 Law Firm of Connecticut).


Can I Do This Myself?

The Title XIX guidelines are extensive and the regulations are numerous. The state is extremely vigilant, and one small error can lead to a denial of your Title 19 application. People who have tried the "do it yourself" approach find that it's very time consuming, confusing, incredibly stressful, and all too often ends with negative results.


What Does Legal Help Cost?

You won't pay anything for seeking legal help while applying for Title 19! Your legal fees and other costs are essentially "free" as you are required to "spend down" assets to meet the eligibility requirements. These costs are allowed as part of the spend down.


What Is "Spend Down"?

"Spend down" is the term used to describe the program requires that an applicant, in order to be accepted into the Title 19 Program, can only retain a specific amount of assets. Smart planning can achieve both the required spend down and benefit the family at the same time.


How Long Does the Process Take?

The entire process can take several weeks to months from the initial meeting, to document collection, to finally filing the application for Title XIX with the state for review. A well drafted, complete, application will expedite the process the first time around.


When Should I Start the Application?

We, at The Prue Law Group, suggest that you visit us 3 months before you expect to submit the Title 19 application. This provides us, and you, adequate time to collect all of the required data and documents while still being able to file the application with the state in a timely manner.


Will Myself and My Family Lose Everything?

With proper estate planning before you file the application, it is often possible to save a large portion of your hard-earned assets. You should meet with us at The Prue Law Group, P.C. (The Title 19 Law Firm of Connecticut) several months before we submit your application in order to properly develop a "spend down" plan designed to take maximum advantage of the T19 regulations to handle your assets wisely.


Can I Receive Assistance at Home?

Yes, Connecticut provides for persons to stay at home while still qualifying for various forms of state and federal assistance programs. The reasoning behind these programs accounts for the fact that not only is it better for someone to age in their own home, but it is substantially less costly for the state.

Contact The Prue Law Group, P.C. and we can answer any and all questions you have as well as help you through the process.

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The Prue Law Group P.C.
720 Main Street,
Willimantic, CT 06226
Tel: (860) 423-9231

Email Us:
info@title19lawfirmofct.com

 

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The Prue Law Group, P.C. can help you with your Title 19 questions and ensure that you are taken care of during the extensive Title 19 application process.

The Prue Law Group, P.C. is a full-service law firm located in Willimantic, CT and Brooklyn, CT. We're a locally owned and operated law firm specializing in the area of elder law and Title 19. The Prue Law Group, P.C. is not affiliated with any Social Service agencies.

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We Know the T19 Application Process

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The Prue Law Group, P.C.
720 Main Street,
Willimantic, CT 06226
Tel: (860) 423-9231

Email Us:
info@title19lawfirmofct.com

 

The Prue Law Group, P.C. has extensive experience in the Title 19 (Title XIX) application process. Our experiences range between clients currently residing in or applying to, a facility; as well as clients who wish to remain at home, but who require Title 19 long-term care benefits to remain there. The Prue Law Group, P.C. and Attorney Patrick M. Prue have presented seminars on the Title 19 program to the statewide workers who administer these programs (DSS) as well as the staff and patients of multiple convalescent facilities to inform them how the Title 19 program works, its regulations, and how best to get an application for Title 19 approved.

We, at The Prue Law Group, P.C. (The Title 19 Law Firm of Connecticut), deal with our clients on a one-to-one basis with a staff that is knowledgeable, efficient and caring. The entire legal team at The Prue Law Group, P.C. place your best interests at the forefront of what we do, and we work to ensure that your Title 19 application moves swiftly to a satisfactory conclusion.

Attorney Patrick M. Prue has an extensive background in legal matters dealing with estate planning and Title 19, developing asset protection plans, trusts, wills and estate settlement. He has served as probate judge for 20 years and has lectured extensively throughout Connecticut on these matters. Attorney Patrick M. Prue has been designated, on a number of occasions, as a 5 Star Wealth Manager. These designations serve as evidence of his strong reputation in the field of estate planning to preserve his clients' hard-earned assets.

As a client of The Prue Law Group, P.C., you will meet personally with Attorney Patrick M. Prue to discuss your Title 19 Application and the options available for preserving your assets while still qualifying for the Title XIX program. We at The Prue Law Group, P.C. take great care in assisting our clients in the Title XIX process. Our Title 19 applications are completed thoroughly and approved promptly to help you avoid those common mistakes.

Contact us and let us help you through the process. We have offices throughout the state and accept clients statewide.

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