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In the past several years, especially since COVID, the Medicaid application process has become more lengthy and time consuming.  More documents are now required in order to achieve Medicaid approval than ever before.  The 16 page application is the easy part but I always tell people that you must have your ducks

In this week’s post I will review the updated numbers for 2022 for the VA program that provides a benefit to wartime veterans and their spouses.  Known as the VA Aid and Attendance program, this benefit provides a special pension to eligible applicants who need long term care. The maximum pension amount

Divorce rates in America have steadily risen for years and much has been written about it.  There are, however, many more couples in unhappy marriages who for varied reasons did not go the divorce route.  For some, it may have been about being more comfortable with the life they know vs. the

Last month Congress and President Trump finally agreed to additional stimulus checks to be sent to Americans in need during the current pandemic.  This is the second such round of payments since the COVID crisis hit.  There are some differences, however between this second payment and the first. The most important change is

Last week I talked about some of the important Medicaid and VA numbers that will increase  in 2021.  This week we’ll review some more adjustments for 2021 in some of the other government programs and taxes relevant to our clients. Medicare Part B premiums will increase slightly next year.  Most people pay the standard

Whenever I talk to a family whose loved one is close to spending down the required amount of assets to qualify for Medicaid, the topic of burial expenses comes up.  Most people are aware that Medicaid permits setting aside funds to cover the burial but many are a bit fuzzy on