Elder Law

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Legal Q&A: Gifting And VA Planning For Aid And Attendance

If you have not structured the gifts to create either no period of ineligibility or very minimal period of ineligibility, then you create a penalty for Medicaid you do your VA pension gifts.


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Legal Q&A: Countable Income For VA Aid & Attendance Benefits

The VA does not consider the Long-Term Care insurance payments as income.


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Legal Q&A: Veterans Benefits For Assisted Living

The surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days of consecutive active duty service, at least one day of which was during wartime, may qualify for a non-service connected pension from the Veterans Administration.


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Legal Q&A: Revocable Trusts And Payable On Death Accounts

The premise behind the payable on death account is that when the account holder dies the account will legally belong to the beneficiary.


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Legal Q&A: Trust or Will?

Everyone should have a will, but not everyone needs a trust.


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Legal Q&A: Nursing Home Rehabilitative Care

The current facility is moving him out this week because he isn’t making any improvements and his medical insurance will be cut off.



Legal Q&A: Elder Care Planning

My husband and I are in our mid-60s, are in good health, own our home and have some retirement savings.


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Legal Q&A: Long Term Care Payment Options

What are the financial options that are available to us for paying for long-term care for our elderly parents?



Legal Q&A: Competency To Execute Legal Documents

Question: “My father is 95 years old and has Dementia/Alzheimer’s. He cannot read or write, but recently granted Power of Attorney for his finances to my older brother. This was done in secrecy and did […]



Legal Q&A: Family Controversy; Family Mediation

My sibling has taken over my mother’s house and her bank funds and has placed my mother in a nursing home where she is kept overmedicated.



Legal Q&A: Transferring Benefits Between States

When you move from one state to another, you will probably have to reapply for benefits.


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Legal Q&A: Staying In Your Home For Life

When parents are selling larger house to move into smaller house.