Common Medicaid Planning Mistakes

Medicaid is one of the largest insurance providers in America, designed to help low-income families and individuals, seniors, the disabled, and those in dire circumstances that otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to take care of themselves. The application process can be a daunting and Read More …

How Much Money Can A Spouse Have Before Having To Pay for An Assisted Living Facility?

As couples age, they may reach a point in time when one spouse needs to enter a nursing home while the other is still able to live independently. When the nursing home is paid for by Medicaid, there are special protections under the law given Read More …

The Ethics of Medicaid Planning

Though it originated as a program to help America’s poor, Medicaid has since become one of the main long-term care providers for millions in the middle class. Generally, as most people reach the age of retirement, they realize one of two things: they’re in dire Read More …

4 Important Long Term Care Planning Tips for Couples

As we age, we never know what might happen. The future is unknown, and we might be gone tomorrow, or we might be here a long time. It’s good to plan for any possibility. For many of us, the best possibility is that we enjoy Read More …

The GOP Tax Plan’s Effect on Medicaid Planning

The Republican Party, also known as the GOP, recently proposed a tax plan which, if enacted, would repeal certain deductions. As of now, nothing is permanent, but, should the plan pass the Senate, medical expense deductions will be eliminated, adversely impacting the elderly and disabled Read More …

The Effect of the Medicaid Work Requirement on Eligibility

The Effect of the Medicaid Work Requirement on Eligibility On Tuesday November 7th, 2017, President Trump and his administration, as well as Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, came together in front of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, Read More …

How to Qualify for Medicaid Today

How do you qualify for Medicaid? The Medicaid program is often used as a device by those who cannot afford healthcare themselves to get aid in the event that their situation requires it. In fact, it currently covers 74 million Americans. This government assistance program Read More …

Wading Through the World of Trusts – How do Various Trusts Differ?

Wading Through the World of Trusts – How do Various Trusts Differ? What are Trusts? Creating a trust with the help of an estate planning lawyer is a perfect way to kick off your estate plan, especially if you’re looking for a relatively easy, nearly Read More …

How Will Gifting Affect My Eligibility For Medicaid?

How Will Gifting Affect My Eligibility For Medicaid? We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s better to give than receive.” But did you know that gifting could actually hurt your chances of qualifying for Medicaid? To determine Medicaid eligibility, an applicant must disclose all financial transactions Read More …

Elder Law: The Medicaid Application Is A Tough Process

When it’s time for a loved one to move into a nursing home, it is often a wise strategy to apply for long-term care Medicaid benefits in order to offset the burdensome costs of their stay there. However, there are many personal and financial issues Read More …