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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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Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

An attorney can help you save money in the long run as well as make sure you are getting the best care for your loved one.

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ElderLaw 101

Long-Term Care Insurance and Medicaid Planning

While in large part people who purchase long-term care insurance and those who plan to qualify for Medicaid coverage of long-term care costs fall into separate groups, there are at least two situations where they overlap.

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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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How Can Promissory Notes Be Used in Medicaid Planning?

Promissory notes can be a valuable tool in Medicaid planning, as illustrated by a recent federal district court case.

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Beware "Living Trust" Scams

Around this time of year, unscrupulous companies step up their efforts to market costly living trusts to older Ameri...

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Court Rules Surviving Spouses of Reverse Mortgage Holders Cannot Lose Homes

A federal court has ruled that banks can’t foreclose on surviving spouses of reverse mortgage holders when the spouses can’t pay off the mortgage. 

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5 Questions to Ask Before Making Gifts for Medicaid or Tax Planning

Many seniors consider transferring assets for estate and long-term care planning purposes, or just to help out children and grandchildren.

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