Medical Assistance is Minnesota’s public health care program that provides necessary medical services for the elderly and disabled. Medical Assistance provides payment for nursing home and other long-term care services when you are unable to do so yourself. In order to be eligible for Medical Assistance you must be a Minnesota resident and a United States Citizen or have the proper immigration status. You must also be 65 or older, blind or disabled, and meet certain income and asset requirements. Medical Assistance rules are extremely complex and change often. Understanding your options and planning for long-term care can help you protect your assets. Whether you’re in the initial planning stages or need help completing the Medical Assistance application and facilitating a spenddown, our attorneys are here to help.