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Understanding the Medicaid Application

  What could be easier? Go down to your local Medicaid office, pick up and fill out an application, turn it in, and you’re qualified. Not exactly. While there are medical, asset, and income qualification issues, other aspects come into play when a caseworker evaluates your application. Here we will discuss some of those issues and... Read more →
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How the Veterans Pension Program Works

  We have discussed the lesser know veterans pension program and the use of IVAP to determine eligibility previously. Now, let’s look at a few examples of how this all fits together.   Example #1: A married couple living in assisted living. The veteran is in need of regular aid and attendance.  The couple has a gross income of... Read more →
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Three Myths of Death and Taxes

Taxes are a tricky, especially when it comes to the tax rules surrounding estates and inheritance.  These are three top myths of death and taxes revealed and explained. 1. I Can Give Everything Away Before I Die To Avoid Estate Taxes True and False. It is possible to give away everything before you die and avoid estate taxes on your... Read more →
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Senior Housing Options: Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a facility for chronically ill residents who need care 24 hours a day and need more assistance than can be provided at home or in an assisted living facility. Most nursing home care is custodial in nature, but skilled nursing and medical care are also provided. Because of the intensive nature of the care provided, a nursing... Read more →
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The Truth You Need to Know About Wills

There are many types of planning documents that you should ensure are created and shared with your family, and many people have misunderstandings about each of them. Here we highlight the top assumptions people make about their own or their loved ones Will and the truth surrounding each. 1. My Spouse Will Automatically Get Everything When... Read more →