When illness strikes, many people underestimate the costs of care. Did you know Medicare does not pay for extended long term care? Without proper planning, one’s life savings can quickly be drained. Learn about ways to protect assets and maximize the ability to qualify for government benefits such as Medicaid and Wartime Veterans Pension. Presented […]
Living Wills and DNRs, September 15, 6-7 pm Every person has the right to decide the type of care they would like to receive. An Advanced Healthcare Directive, or Living Will informs medical providers of the patients intentions when he or she is unable to speak for themselves. A Do Not Resuscitate order instructs medical […]
Estate Planning for Families Struggling with Memory Loss, October 20, 6-7 pm Those with memory loss may still be able to make an estate plan. There are things the family can do to best provide for the person afflicted with this issue. Sometimes it is important to do basic estate maintenance for those with […]
Veterans’ Affairs, Aid & Attendance Pension, November 17, 6-7 pm Many wartime veterans, their spouses and widows can qualify for Aid and Attendance benefit. A couple could be eligible for as much as $2120, a veteran $1788 and a widow $1149 of tax free income. This needs based program can help families with medical costs. […]
“A Victory at Fair Hearing Appeal, Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits Approved”. Taking on DHS: Successfully Challenging the Medicaid Penalty We want to welcome Richard Winblad, Guest Blogger and Lawyers With Purpose member. Today Richard shares about his win with the Medicaid Penalty. Great work making a difference for your clients! Taking On DHS Benefits the […]
Here are important forms that are used to apply for Wartime Veteran’s Benefits. Note: This is to be used by Veterans and their families only. These are forms and general instructions for those who believe that they are financially qualified to receive benefits. Generally, the Veteran must have less than $80,000 in countable assets to […]
Can Somebody with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Make a Will? Yes, but there may be a point where this becomes impossible. Families often face a difficult situation when they receive a Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis. Often, the signs preceded the diagnosis. Whether an individual is dealing with a suspicion or “official” diagnosis, there may still be […]
Discover how a Special Needs Trust can avoid a disastrous mistake made all too often. Every penny and benefit is valuable to those who are not able to provide income form themselves. If someone receiving governmental income or benefits inherits they may lose that safety net if not properly structured.
Medicaid coverage was denied a woman who faithfully gave to the Church for years. DHS issued a notice that she would be penalized in the form of a delay in coverage due to her giving. However, on appeal she prevailed. Her tithing was not a scheme to become eligible for Medicaid and she became immediately eligible.
Families who have a loved one with a disability, receiving SSI income or has special needs should pay particular attention to their estate plan. When developing a Special or Supplemental Needs Trust, it is important to keep needs based governmental benefits in mind. Standard trusts often can cause an individual from becoming ineligible to receive […]