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How to Restructure Your Assets for Long-Term Care

Over the course of a person's lifetime, about 70% of us will need long-term care.  It’s estimated that the average cost of long-term care just during the last 5 years of life is $233,00- $367,000. For those with long-term care…

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Managing Money for Your Special Needs Child

Estate planning for special needs children presents unique challenges. You need to plan carefully in order to keep your special needs child enrolled in public benefits programs while using, enhancing, and enriching their assets. An estate planning attorney can prepare a…

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How Can You Avoid the Medicaid Penalty Period?

In order to receive federal assistance through the Medicaid program for nursing home care, assisted living, in-home care, or adult foster care, individuals must meet income and asset requirements. As a result of these rules, many candidates give away their money…

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Why You Need to Plan for Long-Term Care

In 1965, Medicaid was created to provide health insurance to low-income and asset-poor individuals. The state and the federal governments cooperate in delivering benefits. The state you live in makes a big difference in determining when or if you are eligible.…

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Why are Your SSI and SSDI Claims Receiving Rejection?

Before spending time and energy on the application process for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), review some of the major disqualifiers. Eligible individuals can benefit from both programs though they have distinct differences. The major…

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Why Do You Need an Elder Law Attorney?

An elder law attorney can help you plan for the future, whether you have an older adult loved one or are concerned about your own financial health and well-being. Elder law is a highly specialized area of law focusing on…

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Do You Understand Gifting and the Medicaid Penalty?

Medicaid is a federal/state program which helps low-income seniors with limited income and assets afford healthcare and long-term care. Many seniors believe their only option to qualify for the program is to “spend down” their assets. While this is true…

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Inheritances and Medicaid: Handle with Care

Costly mistakes are often made when it comes to inheritances and Medicaid. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the benefits. The inheritance must be handled carefully to minimize expensive penalties. What…

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What You Need to Know About Senior Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, older Americans are typically more prepared than their younger counterparts. However, according to survey data, only 19 percent of people over the age 72 and 42 percent of those between 53 and 71, have…

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