Making Medicaid Simple and Less Stressful


At the Ward Arcuri Law Firm, we know the rules and regulations involved in applying for Medicaid in New York State. Our Director of Medicaid Planning, Robert J. Malpezzi, was the former Director of Medicaid Recovery at Oneida County Department of Social Services, for over 16 years. The Medicaid application process is not an easy one, and we know NYS Medicaid can be a difficult obstacle to take on alone. That is why what we do at the Ward Arcuri Law Firm is so important.  

The Ward Arcuri Law Firm knows Medicaid, it’s what we do all day, every day. We have handled thousands of Medicaid applications successfully. Each client is handled on a case by case basis to determine a customized plan that best suits their needs. Our team is ready and willing to help our clients through every aspect of the Medicaid planning process. It’s never too late to plan. Even if we are assisting with a plan for someone who is already in a nursing home, there are strategies we can use to help our clients protect their assets, while ensuring that loved ones receive the proper care.

Rising Nursing Home Costs In Upstate New York State

With nursing home costs rising each year, we also know how difficult it is for our clients to plan for these expenses. Struggling to pay for long-term care expenses out of pocket, or accessing retirement funds does not have to be the answer. It is important now, more than ever, to be able to plan for nursing home costs before they become a burden to you and your family.

We’re Here to Help With Your Medicaid Application

The Ward Arcuri Law Firm knows how complicated and stressful it can be to apply for Medicaid. That’s why, as mentioned above, we are here to help our clients every step of the way. From the first meeting with us, where we will gain an understanding of your individual circumstances and needs, to submitting the completed asset protection plan and NYS Medicaid application, The Ward Arcuri Law Firm will be your advocate. Continuously staying informed as to any changes in Medicaid law, allows us to provide comprehensive and effective planning.   

Applying For Medicaid Benefits in New York State

Concurrent to the implementation of your customized plan, we will guide you through gathering the voluminous list of supporting documentation required by the State of New York. We will ensure that all documentation requirements are met, and we will scrutinize all financial transactions you have engaged in over the five-year lookback period, so that you are not penalized for expenses, which are otherwise allowable. We will then complete and submit your Medicaid application, along with all supporting documentation and we will disclose to the County, all aspects of your Medicaid plan ensuring that they understand the complexities of what we have created on your behalf.

How Do You Know if You Qualify for Medicaid Benefits in New York?

Medicaid eligibility is extremely confusing to understand. However, at the Ward Arcuri Law Firm, we are here to guide our clients through the entire process. It is important to remember that applying for Medicaid is a lengthy, tedious process, which is why the clients we serve are grateful that we are able to use our experience and knowledge of the law to simplify this process.

You do not have to be without assets to qualify for Medicaid benefits. We are experienced in the Medicaid process and can navigate you through our effective Medicaid planning strategies, which include asset protection. At the Ward Arcuri Law Firm, by trusting us to help you apply for Medicaid, we ensure a streamlined, accurate and effective process. 

Was Your Application Denied? We Can Help.


So, you applied for Medicaid and were denied. The process does not have to end there. As previously stated, people have the option to appeal. However, often times, we can address and remedy the reasons for which you were denied without having to participate in the appeal process. There are various reasons why applications get denied; from lacking specific information to a failure to properly disclose financial activity. No matter the case, if you feel as though you have been wrongfully denied Medicaid, the Ward Arcuri Law Firm can help.  

Why Choose Ward Arcuri Law Firm? 


At the Ward Arcuri Law Firm, we set ourselves apart from other firms by helping our clients with Medicaid and Estate Planning in a caring, attentive manner. Medicaid law is one of our primary areas of focus. That is why our experienced team at the Ward Arcuri Law Firm is dedicated to helping you through the Medicaid application process. We have helped thousands of Central New Yorkers successfully and we welcome the opportunity to assist you. If you have questions and concerns regarding the Medicaid application process and Medicaid eligibility, contact our office today by completing our contact form or by calling (315) 797-7300 and asking to set up a free consultation with Robert J. Malpezzi, our Director of Medicaid Planning.