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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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Even Annual Exclusion Gifts Are Counted by Medicaid

Many people believe that if they give away an amount equal to the annual gift tax exclusion -- which is currently $14,000 to any one individual -- this gift will be exempted from Medicaid's five-year look-back at transfers that could trigger a waiting period for benefits.  Nothing could be further from the truth. 

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What's the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid in the Context of Long-Term Care?

Although their names are confusingly alike, Medicaid and Medicare are quite different programs.

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ElderLaw 101

The Attorney's Role in Medicaid Planning

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

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Fighting Nursing Home Discrimination Against Medicaid Recipients

While it is illegal for a nursing home to discriminate against a Medicaid recipient, it still happens.

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What Nursing Home Staff Levels Are Required?

Nursing homes are notoriously understaffed.Studies have shown that more staff leads to better care, but employees a...

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Giving Your Home to Your Children Can Have Tax Consequences

Many people wonder if it is a good idea to give their home to their children...

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Tax Act Brings Changes to SSI / Medicaid Treatment of Refunds, Tax Credits

Several little-noticed provisions in the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 fundamentally alter how the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid programs treat tax refunds and other tax credits, making it easier for elders and people with special needs to maintain their benefits.

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