Elder Law

What is Medicaid Planning?

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A frequent misconception about Medicaid is that it is only for poor people. In reality, Medicaid is a government-run social program that is used to help people pay for nursing home expenses. However, to qualify for Medicaid, you must meet certain income and asset thresholds. An elder law attorney can help people to position their assets and income such that when they apply for Medicaid, they will be approved for benefits while at the same time retaining as many of their hard-earned assets as possible. Here is the thing about Medicaid… One way or another your loved one will have […]

What is an Elder Law Attorney and How Can They Help You?

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Defining the term “elder law” is an almost impossible task. The easiest way to think of what an elder law attorney does is to define the population of people they serve – the elderly and the disabled. But in terms of the actual work that an elder law attorney does, it runs the gamut from Medicaid and veterans pension planning to nursing home negligence and elder abuse. Many people don’t realize that Elder law is also a subset of estate planning. How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help You? Here are just a few of the things that an elder […]