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VA LAW CHANGES:  The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

VA LAW CHANGES:  The Good, The Bad, The Ugly As most of you know by now, the Veterans Administration (VA) released new regulations that makes it more difficult to qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance Pension.  These new regulations provide new rules regarding an applicant’s net worth and provide ...
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How Does a Trust Work?

Planning a trust often carries a negative reputation as something that only the wealthiest of families can afford to do. But the truth is, a trust can be made by anyone to ensure that their descendants receive property or assets independent of a will or other arrangement. But how exactly ...
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9 Common Medicaid Mistakes

Medicaid is a complicated, ever-changing area of law, and any mistakes made can come with hefty costs. So, what are the top 9 mistakes people make when dealing with Medicaid and how can you avoid making them yourself? Relying on Bad Advice Now, no doubt your friends or family mean ...
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Medicaid Planning With Annuities

In Michigan, many people hear the phrase “medicaid friendly” associated with their annuities. But what does this mean? Annuities For starters, annuities are legally binding written contracts that you form with an insurance company. Said contracts stipulate that insurance companies will receive regular payments for a set number of years, ...
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Can You Be Disqualified from Medicaid Coverage?

As Elder Law attorneys, one of the most common questions we receive from our clients about Medicaid is if (and how) you can be disqualified from receiving Medicaid coverage. The short answer is yes, you can be disqualified from Medicaid coverage based on factors such as assets, savings and more ...
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The VA Passes New Changes to the Aid and Attendance Benefits. Does This Affect Your Pension Eligibility?

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced its final rule on September 18, 2018 of its intention to amend regulations surrounding veterans’ eligibility for VA pension and other needs-based benefit programs, effective on October 18, 2018. The final ruling contains critical information for veterans in our community, and may ...
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Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

For married Michigan couples whose combined incomes fall slightly above or below the Federal Poverty Line (FPL), Medicaid planning can help ensure that a proper “healthcare safety net” is put in place should medical assistance ever be required. This not only offers you access to potentially life-saving medical treatment, but ...
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The MI Choice Waiver: An Option for Elderly Patients under Medicaid

For the nearly 2.3 million low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors and people with disabilities who benefit from Medicaid coverage across the state of Michigan, access to this affordable and long-term healthcare is not just a “good thing to have”—it is almost a necessity at this point. For individuals who ...
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