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In the past year we have probably handled more Medicaid home based applications than in the previous 5 years combined.  Much of this has to do with the current pandemic and the reluctance of families to place their loved ones in facilities where maintaining Covid safety is more difficult than in

Last year in response to the COVID crisis, first New York and then New Jersey temporarily allowed for the execution of documents that must be signed before a notary to be done remotely.  Legal documents such as powers of attorneys and wills could now be signed with a notary looking on

Last week I wrote about a question I hear often about Medicaid.  Isn’t there a certain amount of gifting that is allowed under Medicaid regulations?  The answer as I stated last week is that there really isn’t.  Any gift or transfer for less than fair value is subject to a penalty. In practice, however,

In my blog post last week I wrote about 1st party special needs trusts, which are helpful in maintaining Medicaid benefits for someone who may receive an unexpected inheritance or the proceeds of a personal injury settlement.  1st party SNTs, however, can only be funded when the beneficiary is under age