Can Medicaid Take Your House if it’s in a Trust?

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As we’re out in the community, participating in business expos, hosting informational luncheons and availing ourselves as a resource, a common question is “can Medicaid take your house?” And it’s a great question because your most valuable property may be Read More …

2024 Goal: Get Your Estate Plan Done

Get Your Estate Plan Done

Visiting your local estate planning attorney to get your estate plan done is one New Year’s resolution that you should definitely keep. None of us knows whether or when we may find ourselves seriously injured or sick. But if it Read More …

How Do I Talk to My Aging Parents About Estate Planning?

Talk to My Aging Parents About Estate Planning

With multiple generations getting together for holiday meals, gift exchanges, New Years parties and quality time, these annual gatherings present an opportunity to broach sensitive but important topics with your aging loved ones. By communicating with them and knowing their Read More …

Avoid Aggressive Medicaid Estate Recovery

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The federal government requires states to have Medicaid estate recovery programs to recoup costs of providing medical care for poor residents, but leaves the particulars up to states. The Dayton Daily News has reported that Ohio is among the most Read More …

What Does Incapacitated Mean in Elder Law & Estate Planning?

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when working with an attorney to prepare for your future and address the challenges associated with aging, you will likely come across the term “incapacitated.” Incapacitated Definition Someone who is incapacitated cannot make personal decisions or understand legal documents. An Read More …

Building an Estate Plan for Adult Children with Disabilities

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Parents of adult children with disabilities know that their child’s disability needs may change over the course of their lifetime. Planning for the future well-being of an adult child with disabilities is, therefore, a responsive, ongoing process. The life expectancy of Read More …

11 Things You Can Do Online Via the Social Security Website

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) website hosts a wealth of online tools that offer you convenient access to benefits information. To make the most of these tools, simply create a my Social Security account online. It is free to set Read More …

What’s the Most You Can Receive in Disability Benefits?

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Social Security Disability Insurance is one of these types of programs. What Is Social Security Disability Insurance? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) issues payments each month to individuals who have incurred a severe disability that has left them unable to Read More …

What to Do When Social Security Overpays

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According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), 69.1 million people benefit from Social Security programs, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Of the $1.1 trillion Social Security payments the SSA made in retirement, survivors, and disability Read More …

Study Shows: Home Health Services Underutilized by Seniors

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Health Affairs estimates that 4 million older adults can only leave their homes with assistance, making accessing care challenging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.3 million Americans receive care in nursing homes. According to A Place Read More …

Yes, There Can Be Disadvantages To Naming Beneficiaries

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Although in many situations the advantages outweigh the disadvantages when selecting beneficiaries, there are always exceptions. What Is a Beneficiary? Beneficiaries  are individuals who you select to receive money, various other assets, or specific bequests (such as sentimental items) upon Read More …