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Medicaid is a need-based medical assistance program for you or your loved ones. In New York, Medicaid is much more than health insurance, it covers long term care including nursing home care, home health aide and other medical services for little or no cost. This program is aimed at helping the elderly, those with disabilities and those with infirmities that cost significant resources. 

If you are interested in having the government pay for your medical needs, you should apply after planning for your property. Let our team help you make sure you get all the benefits you deserve and protect the things you have worked your whole life to obtain.


The right attorney can help you make sure that your Medicaid planning goes smoothly with proper “spend-down” in order to avoid penalties. Check out the case study video here.

The wrong step could mean a delay in services as well as having to pay for expensive medical or nursing home treatment, out of your own pocktets, your legacy(or your loved ones’ pockets).

If you are interested in having an experienced guide to help you avoid these pitfalls, click here.

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  • After you schedule an appointment, we will guide you so that you see that your particular matter has a resolution.
  • During the free consultation, we will learn whether Re:Yes Law PLLC is a good fit for you and we will explore what we can accomplish for you.
  • We will help you understand what powerful instruments, such as Medicaid program, can do for you, what their differences are, and how one can benefit you over another.
  • We also discuss how other powerful instruments empower your loved ones to take actions on your behalf if you ever become incapacitated, physically and/or mentally. 

We provide you the option for Virtual Meetings, the convenience fully remote, from the comforts of your homeand we offer in-person meetings (upon request).

We provide you with specific instructions so that you know what we need and when to accomplish your Goal, from initial meeting to execution of the instruments. 


If there were one factor that makes us unique, it would have to be our ability to relate to our clients. We will treat your matter and your time with the respect that they deserve. Have a look at one of our case studies below.

Medicaid Planning & Penalty

Please note that Medicaid planning and eligibility is particularly intricate, depending upon the individualized facts and circumstances affecting the ultimate findings and determinations. As such each matter is different, so the audience should not construe any content, including this video, as legal advice. We invite you to call us or schedule an appointment for a free consultation to explore your options, thereby empowering you with advice™.


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Vanessa A. | Elder Law & Estate Planning


I honestly cannot say enough good things about Attorney Yandy Reyes! From the moment you start speaking to him, you sense his kind spirit. He is extremely knowledgeable in the law and is very excellent at explaining things in very simple terms. He is very honest and respectful of his client.

Jacueline A. | Elder Law & Estate Planning


We started out seeking advise for a matter related to elder abuse. In talking things through with him, the importance of advance planning and preparation became crystal clear. He is not your stereotypical attorney. He is in this business for the good of the community and we truly appreciate the time he spent with us.

Ruth F. | Legal Services


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Attorney Reyes came with the intentions of helping people. He turned a case in which I had no idea about [its potential] into a significant payout for myself with little work on my behalf. He managed to get the most out of it. I thought I was going to get nothing but he turned the case around and it helped me in a huge way. All I had to do was sign on the dotted line.I am much appreciative of him and look forward to working with him in the future. He should’ve come to me sooner. Highly recommend him.

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Frequently asked questions

How do Medicaid and Medicare differ?

Medicaid and Medicare are both federal health insurance programs, but there are important differences. While Medicare provides health insurance for people age 65 or older, it does not pay for extended care in a skilled nursing facility or other long-term care. These costs may be covered by Medicaid, but a person’s income and assets must fall below a certain level in order to qualify. Because a comprehensive review and assessment is required, demanding particular attention, click here for a free consultation session with an attorney.

How do I know if I qualify for Medicaid?

Typically, you are eligible for Medicaid if you receive Supplementary Security Income (SSI), have high medical bills, and are not able to pay them. To be eligible for New York’s Medicaid program specifically, one must check off several key qualifications laid out by the State Department. Before those criteria come into play, however, applicants first need to fall under at least one of the following categories:

  1. Adults whose annual income does not exceed 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL); and/or
  2. Infants and/or pregnant women whose yearly income does not exceed 218% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Furthermore, to qualify for Medicaid, you must reach, without exceeding, certain asset thresholds. Fortunately, you do not need to exhaust all your assets to meet the Medicaid “spend down” requirements. An experienced attorney can employ individualized planning strategies that protect certain assets while ensuring that you leverage the Medicaid eligibility rules to pay for long-term care. Click here to speak to a qualified attorney.

My spouse needs care but I do not, can we still apply?

Yes. Generally your combined assets and resources count towards each application. Thankfully, there are unique rules and features that can help you keep your income and assets while your spouse gets qualified for benefits.

What type of nursing home or senior care services does Medicaid offer?

Medicaid will pay for all kinds of medical and nursing home services including at home with home health aides, and in facility care.

Can I get paid to take care of my elderly parents?

Yes. Recent changes in the law allow family members to get paid for providing basic care such as feedings, cleaning, bathing, etc that traditionally would be done by strangers. 

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