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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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ElderLaw 101

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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ElderLaw 101

Medicaid Spousal Refusal ('Just Say No')

Federal Medicaid law states that the community spouse can keep all of his or her assets by simply refusing to support the institutionalized spouse. 

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ElderLaw 101

Medicaid and Trusts

With careful Medicaid planning, you may be able to preserve some of your estate for your children or other heirs while meeting the Medicaid asset limit.

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ElderLaw 101

Promissory Notes and Medicaid

A promissory note is normally given in return for a loan and it is simply a promise to repay the amount.

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ElderLaw 101

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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Case Illustrates Need for a Formal Contract When Paying Relatives for Care

A recent Louisiana case shows the harmful impact on Medicaid eligibility that the lack of a written caregiving agreement can have.  

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