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How Parents Can Provide for a Caregiver Child

Taking care of a parent can be a full-time job.Children may have to give up paying jobs in order to provide care to aging parents.

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Marketing of Reverse Mortgages Lacks Adequate Consumer Protections, GAO Warns

A new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raises concerns about the adequacy of consumer protections ...

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Reverse Mortgages Are Causing Some Homeowners to Lose Their Homes

A reverse mortgage can be a great tool in the right circumstances, but if you aren't careful you could end up losing your home...

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House Budget Cutters Prescribe Radical Surgery for Medicare, Medicaid

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's proposed budget would radically reshape both the Medicare and Medicaid programs ...

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What Is a Life Estate?

A life estate often comes up in discussions of estate and Medicaid planning.It is a form of joint ownership that allows one person to remain in a house until his or her death, when it passes to the other owner.

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Staying Eligible for Medicaid after the Death of a Spouse

When one member of a couple moves to a nursing home, we expect that spouse will be the first to die, but this isn’t always t...

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ElderLaw 101

Medicaid's Power to Recoup Benefits Paid: Estate Recovery and Liens

Under Medicaid law, following the death of the Medicaid recipient a state must attempt to recover from his or her estate whatever benefits it paid for the recipient's care. 

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What Happens to a Medicaid Recipient If the Community Spouse Dies First?

When one spouse is in a nursing home and applying for Medicaid, planning has to take into account the possibility that the spouse who is not in the nursing home (called the "community spouse") may pass away first.

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