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The Need for Medicaid Planning

One of the greatest fears of older Americans is that they may end up in a nursing home. 

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Annuities and Medicaid Planning

Immediate annuities can be ideal Medicaid planning tools for spouses of nursing home residents. 

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Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

In order to be eligible for Medicaid, applicants must have no more than $2,000 in "countable" assets (the dollar figure may be slightly more, depending on the state). 

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Is Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Against the Law?

You may have heard that transferring assets, or helping someone to transfer assets, to achieve Medicaid eligibility is a crime.

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The Attorney's Role in Medicaid Planning

Do you need an attorney for even "simple" Medicaid planning?

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Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

While reverse mortgages may look like no-lose propositions on the surface, they also have some significant downsides. 

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Son Liable for Mom's $93,000 Nursing Home Bill Under 'Filial Responsibility' Law

Some 30 states currently have laws making adult children responsible for their parents if their parents can't afford to ... 

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Protecting Your House from Medicaid Estate Recovery

After a Medicaid recipient dies, the state must attempt to recoup from his or her estate whatever benefits it paid for the recipient's care.

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