Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Do I automatically get FL Medicaid nursing home benefits if qualified for benefits in another state?

Adele Small Harris

Just because you’re qualified in one state doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to qualify in Florida for Medicaid benefits. It would be a great idea if your loved one’s family would contact us, and we can discuss advocating for Medicaid benefits here in Florida. The rules may be different. There are certain nuances that are just for Florida. And it’s important that we look at those ahead of time because there’s no automatic qualification for Medicaid benefits when your loved one arrives here.