I was approved for Medicaid three weeks ago and settled my WC case two weeks ago. I haven't even received my Medicaid card yet. What should I do? Can I still use Medicaid because I still need insurance and i am still unemployed? Will this be a violation?
Elder Law Attorney
Meet with a Medicaid attorney to determine if your settlement unduly impacts on Medicaid. You amy need a Special Needs Trust.
Social Security Lawyers
When you receive your settlement you must report it. However, I agree with my colleague in that you can likely use a special needs trust to get the benefit of settlement, while continuing your medicaid.
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