Author: Jeffery D. Stinson, Certified Elder Law Attorney

Jeff is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, a distinction held by only a handful of lawyers in Indiana. For almost 20 years, he has focused on elder law, estate planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, Veterans Affairs benefits planning, special needs planning, guardianships, and estate administration.

Jeff Stinson to Present with Business Leaders who Serve Aging Hoosiers on March 15

Jeff Stinson will be presenting with a panel of experts on March 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the MCL Cafeteria in Carmel, Indiana. Plan to attend this free presentation to learn more about long term care planning, financial planning, funeral planning, downsizing and home sales, and hospice care. For more information, click here. Information […]

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Three Reasons Why Giving Your House to Your Children Isn’t the Best Way to Protect It From Medicaid

You may be afraid of losing your home if you have to enter a nursing home and apply for Medicaid. While this fear is well-founded, transferring the home to your children is usually not the best way to protect it. Although you generally do not have to sell your home in order to qualify for […]

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Income Tax Benefit of the IRA Charitable Rollover

Recent changes to income tax law may result in fewer individuals taking advantage of the traditional charitable deduction, but individuals can still receive a reduction in income tax by using their Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”) when completing charitable goals. The Change The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law last December.  The new […]

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Medicaid Covered Long Term Care outside the Nursing Home

Max, age 90, had lived in the same home for almost sixty years.  He and his wife raised three children there and the home had been the backdrop for most family gatherings even after the kids had grown and moved away.  Max meticulously maintained the home.  The exterior was always in superb shape and the […]

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How Will the New Tax Law Affect You?

While most of the new tax law – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – has to do with reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, some provisions relate to individual taxpayers. Before we get into the details, be aware that almost everything listed below sunsets after 2025, with the tax structure […]

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VA Benefits Cost-of-Living Increase

Congress recently approved a 2% cost-of-living increase in the maximum annual pension rate for service pension and death pension benefits. Maximum Annual Pension Rates for the Service Pension are as follows: Annually Monthly Service Pension $13,166 $1,097   w/ Dependent $17,241 $1,437 Pension w/ Housebound Allowance $16,089 $1,341   w/ Dependent $20,166 $1,681 Pension with […]

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