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Category: Medicaid

Five Reasons Why You Should Use a Lawyer for a Medicaid Application

Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost. But 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. Instead of taking steps based […]

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Indiana ABLE Program Open for Enrollment

In March of 2016, we reported that then Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill making the “Achieving a Better Life Experience” (known as the ABLE Act) law in Indiana.  We are excited to report that Indiana’s ABLE program, INvestABLE Indiana, is now officially open for enrollment in Indiana. Congress passed the ABLE Act in […]

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Caregiver Contracts: A Growing Planning Trend for Families

Many people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation. Even so, a growing number of people are entering into caregiver contracts (also called personal service or personal care agreements) with their family members. Having such a contract has many benefits. It rewards the family member doing […]

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Is Medicaid Planning Ethical

Medicaid is a welfare program originally created to provide health care to our nation’s poor. Due to the lack of any other program, Medicaid has by default become the long-term care insurance of the middle class. Those needing long term care, often consult with elder law attorneys in order to qualify under the program’s asset […]

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Three Transactions that Can Jeopardize Access to Long Term Care

Wanting to share our good fortune with others is only natural.  Perhaps it is even an obligation.  However, sometimes generosity can interfere with our future well-being.  If you think you might someday need outside help to pay for your long-term care, you need to be careful.  This is because public benefit programs, such as Medicaid, […]

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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. Both programs provide health coverage, but Medicare is an “entitlement” program, meaning that everyone who reaches age 65 and is entitled to receive Social Security benefits also receives Medicare. (Medicare also covers people of any age who are permanently disabled or who […]

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