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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.


A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is reflected on the surface of the wall in Washington, DC. The memorial honors US service members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/Southeast Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

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: 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.



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.


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Legal Q&A: The VA’s 3 Year Look-Back Period

On June 7, 2012, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing regarding the VA’s Aid and Attendance program. The purpose of the hearing was to examine the extent to which the spirit of the program is fulfilled…


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Legal Q&A: Medicare & Ambulance Services

The rules regarding Medicare payment for ambulance services can be complex. Medicare will pay for the emergency transportation to a hospital or a skilled nursing facility when other transportation could endanger your health.