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Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost. But an attorney can help you save money in the long run as well as make sure you are getting the best care for your loved one. Instead of taking steps based…

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Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act

“President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement proposals compare to the ACA? How do they compare to each other? Plans available for comparison: The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (PDF) – Updated 7.13.17 The American Health Care Act, as passed…

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6 Things to Consider Before Making a Gift to Grandchildren

Grandparents often are particularly generous to grandchildren as they see their family’s legacy continuing on to a new generation. In many cases, grandparents feel they have ample resources and their children or grandchildren may be struggling financially. Assistance with summer camp fees, college tuition, wedding costs or the downpayment on a first home, can relieve…

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3 Keys to Proving Age Discrimination

As baby boomers continue to work past retirement age, age discrimination lawsuits are becoming more common. Two out of three workers between ages 45 and 74 say they have seen or experienced age discrimination, according to AARP. However, experiencing it and proving it are two different things. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids…

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The Difference Between Home Health Care and Non-Medical Home Care Services

As a caregiver, you may be exploring your options as to what kind of help will be best suited for you and your loved ones’ needs.  Below is an article from agingcare.com to help in your research with Home Care: “The first step in hiring senior services provided in the home is identifying the difference between non-medical home…

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New Rules Will Make It Harder to Qualify for Long-Term Care Help From the VA

The Veteran’s Administration (VA) offers a pension benefit to low-income veterans (or their spouses) who are in nursing homes or who need help at home with everyday tasks like dressing or bathing.  The pension, called Aid and Attendance, is currently underused, but impending regulations will soon make it available to even fewer veterans. The new regulations…

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8 Biggest Mistakes in Medicaid Spend Down

Federal law allows Medicaid applicants numerous ways to protect assets. However, few people know about these optons, and advice abounds to simply “spend down all” of the applicants assets in order to qualify for Medicaid Long-Term Care assistance. Following the wrong advice can cost you thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, that you could otherwise…