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Food Stamps for Seniors

Many seniors who are struggling in these tough economic times may not be aware that they are eligible for food stamps...

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More Seniors Eligible for Big Medicare Drug Subsidy

A million low-income seniors have become eligible for a big assist on prescription drug expenses this year ...

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The Benefits of Fixed Annuities

If you are looking for a steady stream of income in retirement, an immediate fixed annuity may be the answer...

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What Is a Miller Trust?

In some states (called "income cap" states), Medicaid applicants who have excess income can qualify for Medicaid only if they put the excess in a special trust, called a "Miller" trust or a "Qualified Income Trust.

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ElderLawAnswers Attorney Wins Landmark Settlement in Medicaid Case

The settlement of a class action lawsuit in Maryland clarifies when nursing home residents do not have to contribute to the cost o...

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ElderLaw 101

Fighting an Assisted Living Discharge

When you move into an assisted living complex, you expect to spend the rest of your days there.

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Make Sure Your Life Insurance Is Not Taxed at Your Death

Although your life insurance policy may pass to your heirs income tax-free, it can affect your estate tax...

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Medicare's Observation Policy Comes Under Scrutiny

Medicare is launching a pilot program to determine whether relaxing its payment rules can help patients who require nursing home c...

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