If you are currently planning to leave a nursing home or other institution where you are receiving Medicaid support, chances are will need help transitioning. This is especially true when it comes to determining what type of financial support you will need, if you have questions about your SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or other financial questions. Eligibility questions are often the most challenging to deal with when you are first living on your own. Using a prerelease procedure, if you are moving back into the community after you have been hospitalized, living in a nursing home or even jailed, you can apply for SSI benefits before your release. To seek guidance, it may be helpful to contact a social security disability attorney Nassau.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has specific arrangements for prerelease agreements. The process allows applicants to apply for benefits up to several months prior to their release. They also allow for expedited processing of claims and if necessary, a social security disability attorney Queens can help ensure applications are processed in a timely manner. It is important to note that Medicaid nursing home residents may be already having up to one half of their room rates paid through Medicaid. This is one reason that prerelease agreements are possible. For those who are hospitalized or otherwise institutionalized, part of their payments may be coming through Medicare. This means anyone who is being released from these institutions may be eligible for expedited review. In most cases, this will allow you to determine prior to your release how much you may be eligible to receive in SSI benefits once you have been released.
Prerelease agreements and applications for benefits for loved ones who have been institutionalized can be very confusing. If you or someone you love is about to be released from any institution and you believe they may be eligible for SSI, a social security disability attorney Long Island may be able to help you with the process as well as help you determine if there is an existing prerelease agreement with the institution.
SSD/SSI income often takes months to be approved. Long Island social security disability attorney, Robert Golan PC, has experience working through this lengthy process with clients.
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