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Orem Medicaid Attorneys Advocate for Your Eligibility

Our Utah lawyers help clients get medical care

Unlike Medicare, which is an insurance program, Medicaid is an assistance program. Administered by state and local governments under federal guidelines, Medicaid provides tax dollars to assist low income people of every age with their medical bills. While Medicaid has stringent requirements for eligibility, those rules have a plethora of exceptions. Individuals facing long-term nursing home stays may use exceptions in the law to receive government assistance without forfeiting their homes, their community property or other estate assets. Skabelund Wirig & Loos helps clients utilize legal exceptions to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Advocating for your eligibility while protecting your assets

We can help ensure that you or a family member can receive crucial extended care without bankrupting a spouse or the rest of the family. We thoroughly review your finances, then develop an asset protection plan that won’t threaten your financial independence. The protections our plans offer ensure that you can:

  • Retain ownership of your home
  • Legally transfer property without incurring transfer penalties
  • Protect your spouse’s financial security
  • Get your nursing home to accept Medicaid rates

Trust a knowledgeable and experienced Utah Medicaid lawyer

With our comprehensive understanding of complex and technical federal and Utah Medicaid regulations, we can fully explain your rights and obligations to determine whether you are now — and can remain — eligible. To help you get the maximum benefit under the law and avoid penalties, we carefully explain the opportunities and pitfalls, including:

  • Medicaid applications
  • Estate recovery and liens
  • Undue hardship exception
  • State long-term care partnerships
  • Promissory notes and life estates
  • Annuities
  • Miller Trust or Qualified Income Trust (QIT)
  • Spousal protection
  • Homestead protection
  • Guardianships
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Enhanced life estate deed (Lady Bird)

Contact reliable Utah Medicaid attorneys

To schedule an appointment for a consultation with Skabelund Wirig & Loos, call us at 801-788-4447 or contact us online. The firm is conveniently located in Orem and serves clients throughout Orem/Provo, Utah.

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  • Orem Office
    1149 West Center Street
    Orem, Utah 84057
    Phone: 801-222-9700
    Fax: 801-224-9960
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  • "Steve Skabelund is Excellent! He has helped out many of my family and friends with getting their Will and Trust documents in order. He is friendly, quick at getting the job done and does it at a fee that is affordable. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who is considering having these types of services done. Thanks Steve for a job well done!"  -Lorie P., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "My company and I have been working with Brent Wirig for a couple of years now and he has been crucial to the success of our small business. He is knowledgeable and gets things done in a timely manner. He is also very easy to reach. We have used his expertise on everything from the original business paperwork, to taxes, and client contracts. Would highly recommend Skabelund Wirig and Loos."  -Michael, 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "We have had such a positive experience with Brent Wirig as our family estate planning attorney. He also has helped us with the organization documents for our new business and explained everything clearly. He works fast and has a deep concern for each client! We will definitely be using him for any future needs!"  -Danielle S., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Steve has been our family attorney for over 15 years. Over the years Steve has been there to help us with our estate planning needs. Every time I would leave on a vacation without the kids I would have panic attacks about not having my estate in order. We have a special needs son so that added to my anxiety. Steve helped us plan for our future with how to structure our estate to best meet the needs of our family. Now I can go on vacation and leave at least that worry behind. A few months before our son turned 18 we had to petition the court to become our son's legal guardian. Steve was there to make sure everything was in order. It was a smooth process. I would highly recommend Steve and his associated to take care of your Family Law needs!!"  -Teri T., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "I felt like an actual person, rather than just another number! Steve Loos was great in getting back with me when I needed to talk to him. The Bonus part of my experience with Steve is I actually got a portion of my retaining fee back!! That NEVER happens! Thank you Tiffany Hedges for the referral! You all are amazing!"  -Dana D., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Brent is one of the most thorough and efficient attorneys that I have worked with as a client. He will go the extra mile for you. Also, you actually feel that he cares about you as an individual!"  -Peter S., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Stephen Loos is a great combination of being pleasant and competent, which is rare nowadays. I highly recommend Stephen for your legal needs."  -IIdar F., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Brent Wirig just helped us with our estate planning documents and he was extra great to work with. We highly recommend him."  -Catherine C., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Brent Wirig is very helpful and explains things I don't understand in a clear and concise way. He is easy to work with and willing to go the extra mile to help out."  -Annie S., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "My review is a little slow however we worked with both Stephen Loos and BJ on multiple things and they were awesome!! Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to accept a call and answer any questions! Great guys!"  -Jennifer B., 5.0 rating ★★★★★