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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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Medicare Recipients Can Now See Results of Home Health Agency Patient Surveys

Given the choice, most seniors who need help with care would prefer to remain at home rather than move  ... 

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Medicaid Protections for the Healthy Spouse

Medicaid law provides special protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants to make sure the spouses have the minimum support...

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Medicare's Limited Nursing Home Coverage

Many people believe that Medicare covers nursing home stays.In fact Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited.

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Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren

Here are some issues grandparents should consider before making gifts to grandchildren or other family members.

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Is It Better to Remarry or Just Live Together?

Finding love later in life may be unexpected and exciting, but should it lead to marriage?

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Why Not Just Use an Off-the-Shelf Power of Attorney Form?

A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have.

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Be Aware of the Dangers of Joint Accounts

While joint accounts can be useful in certain circumstances, they can have dire consequences if not used properly...

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