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VA Eliminates Net Worth Requirement for Health Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated the way it determines eligibility for VA health care benefits, making it easier for many veterans to get access to the benefits. The VA will no longer use the veteran’s net worth as a factor t… Read More
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Medicaid's Gift to Children Who Help Parents Postpone Nursing Home Care

In most states, transferring your house to your children (or someone else) may lead to a Medicaid penalty period, which would make you ineligible for Medicaid for a period of time. However, there are circumstances in which transferring a house will… Read More
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Medicaid Planning

Medicaid’s Rules In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. Congress does not want you to move into a nursing home on Monday, give all your money to your children (or whomever) on Tuesday, and qualify fo… Read More
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The Durable Power of Attorney

For most people, the durable power of attorney is the most important estate planning instrument available — even more useful than a will. A power of attorney allows a person you appoint — your “attorney-in-fact” or “agent”… Read More
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Possible Change to Medicaid Income Rules

There is currently proposed legislation being considered by Congress that would make an important change to the Medicaid income rules for married couples.  Specifically, if H.R. 1771 (114th Congress) is enacted into law, it would mean that all incom… Read More
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Before You Say I Do

For many couples, it seems quite natural that sooner or later they will want to legally cement their relationship by getting married.  Whether or not that couple attaches a particular religious or cultural significance to the act of getting married,… Read More
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Choosing In-Home Care

The growing number of older adults nationally has contributed to significant growth in the home care industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a large growth rate in the jobs of home health and personal care aides. It seems as thoug… Read More
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