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President Biden Proposes Billions in Increased Funding for Home Care

Is increased funding for home care on the horizon?  President Biden has introduced a plan to spend $400 billion over eight years on home and community-based care for the elderly and people with disabilities. The money would go to expand access to care and support higher-paying caregiving jobs. As the elderly population grows, our long-term […]

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IRS Announces That Face Masks and Related Purchases Are Tax Deductible

Face masks and related purchases are tax deductible. The IRS has announced that the tax deduction for medical expenses includes amounts spent on face masks, sanitizer and other products purchased to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. If you have significant medical expenses, you may be able to deduct them from your taxes. Many types […]

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Medicaid Recipients Have a Little More Time to Spend Down Their Stimulus Money

The one-year deadline for nursing home and waiver residents on Medicaid to spend down their first round of stimulus checks is here, but they may have a little extra time. In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized $1,200 stimulus checks to most Americans, including Medicaid recipients. Another round of […]

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How the $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill Provides Senior Assistance

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) delivers a broad swath of relief, covering families, employers, health care, education, and housing. The following are the provisions that most directly affect older Americans: Relief checks. The ARPA provides $1,400 direct payments to individuals earning up to $75,000 in annual income and couples with incomes up […]

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Legislature Fixes Document Recording Nightmare

The Indiana General Assembly has fixed the Indiana statute on recording documents.  Last summer, we reported on an unintended change to the Indiana recording statute that was causing major headaches for individuals trying to record instruments.  Senate Enrolled Act No. 340 amended Indiana Code 32-21-2-3 so that as of July 1, 2020, any document to […]

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