July 2015 Posts

  • Medicaid Applicant with Care Agreement Assessed Transfer Penalty Because Rate Was Too High

    A New Jersey appeals court rules ...
  • Medicaid-Eligible Nursing Home Resident Is Stuck With Costs of Private-Pay Room

    An Illinois appeals court rules ...
  • Updates in the Special Needs Planning Area

    The special needs community and its advocates are making headway as of late. Last month, the IRS proposed regulations for the new state-sponsored ABLE accounts. In addition, the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act was reintroduced to Congress earlier this year and appears to be making progress. As advocates for those with special needs, we celebrate these minor, but important accomplishments and can use them as inspiration as we continue to fight for the rights of this special community. ...
  • Use This Form to Avoid Loved Ones Being Denied Medical Information About You

    If you are in the hospital, the last thing you want is for a family member or a trusted friend to be denied information about your condition or prognosis. But this could happen if you haven’t already given authorization about who can receive details of your medical condition....
  • Understanding Tenancy: The Different Ways to Co-Own Property

    When two or more individuals own property -- whether it's a condominium, a home, or a piece of land -- the relationship between the owners is very important. The form of ownership of the property affects how property is transferred to someone else. It is important to make sure you have the right form of ownership for your property....
  • How Do an Estate's Debts Get Paid?

    An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased person's estate. One of the executor's main jobs is to pay people or institutions to whom the estate owes money -- the estate's creditors. This can be an overwhelming task, especially when dealing with the death of a loved one, but it is important to follow the right procedures to avoid unnecessary problems and expenses....
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