At first glance, the eligibility requirements for attaining Florida Medicaid benefits for nursing home care may appear fairly uncomplicated. Unfortunately, meeting the necessary requirements regarding coverage for nursing home care can turn out to be quite complex, requiring the assistance of an experienced attorney. There are specific income and asset requirements you must meet, as well as certain medical need-based criteria.
For those individuals who require medical and/or nursing home treatment, Medicaid is a federal and state program which can significantly assist those who can show true need. Once qualified, a person may be eligible for the state of Florida to pay the difference between their monthly income and the monthly nursing home expenses.