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How Will Your Lawsuit Affect Your Medicaid?

If you are receiving Medicaid benefits or other federal need-based financial assistance and were injured in an accident, you don't have to be afraid to pursue a claim for the compensation you deserve. Just because you are receiving Medicaid benefits does not mean you cannot pursue a claim against the party that caused your injuries.

Pursuing that claim will allow you to be compensated for all your damages, not just medical treatment. There are legal options that allow you to protect your assets from being counted against you.

Offices in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs and Aspen

Doehling Law is recognized as one of the pre-eminent personal injury litigation firms serving clients in communities along the Front Range and Western Slope and in mountain resort areas across Colorado.

We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your accident and explain how a settlement or jury award may affect your eligibility for Medicaid and other public assistance. Call us to discuss your questions with one of our attorneys — (970) 292-7171.

Why Consider Setting up a Self-Settled Special-Needs Trust?

In 1993, Congress passed a law enabling injured people to set up self-settled special-needs trusts with the compensation received for their injuries. Under the law, money placed into such trusts will not be counted as income or assets regarding Medicaid eligibility.

In addition, money placed into these trusts cannot be used to reimburse the government for medical treatment paid through the federal Medicare or Department of Veterans Affairs benefits program.

  • Pedestrian Accident $1,300,000
  • Professional Liability $950,000
  • Neck & Back Injury from Bicycle Accident $800,000
  • Jury Verdict: Vehicle vs. Tractor $767,000
  • Cervical Fusion from Golf Cart Accident $750,000
    • “Gary made sure that all avenues were explored for getting me the highest award possible, kept me informed of the status of the claims, and expressed great empathy and kindness during my painful recovery.”

      - Denise M.
    • “They are helping with a legal issue. Very professional and caring. Recommend this firm.”

      - Rudi M.
    • “Did a very good job of communicating. Very professional and truly worked in my best interest all along.”

      - Chris B.
    • “We felt well represented by Doehling Law, our interests and concerns were taken care of and we appreciate everything that was done for us.”

      - Roxie K.
    • “They resolved my claim in a timely matter and gave closure to an uncertain future, I cannot thank them enough for their persistence to detail and dedication to do what is right.”

      - Carl C.

      If You Are on Needs-Based Medical Assistance, Call Us for Medicaid Planning

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      We can also explain how you can pursue a claim against the at-fault party even if you are receiving Medicare, Medicaid or VA benefits.

      Call (970) 292-7171 or complete the form with a brief description of your injuries.

      Our lawyers handle all personal injury litigation cases on a contingency fee basis. We charge no money to investigate, prepare and litigate your case. You pay only if you recover money damages in a settlement or jury verdict.

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