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Can you hire someone to help you apply for Medicaid?

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Hiring a lawyer is a possibility for someone who needs help with the application when applying for Medicaid. The lawyer explores the qualifications for Medicaid, and if the lawyer determines the applicant is eligible, the lawyer is available to apply on that person's behalf.

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Applying for Medicaid can be complicated, so having a person who can advocate on one's behalf is helpful. While legal attorneys are often helpful, there is also presumptive eligibility where the state authorizes a qualified entity to fill out the Medicaid application. Qualified entities are people such as health care providers, hospital employees, school administrators and leaders from community organizations. These people help the applicant gather necessary documents and help complete the application process.

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