Although irrevocable 529s (for college education) and UTMAs (accounts for minors) are not considered a resource for certain Texas Medicaid programs, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (which governs Medicaid eligibility in Texas) currently counts resources and income in prepaid tuition programs and higher...

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently issued a letter of clarification indicating that room and board paid to an independent living facility should not be considered as a deductible unreimbursed medical expense in most cases. One of the most important eligibility requirements in getting VA...

The Obama Administration has agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit to end the standard practice to require Medicare beneficiaries to show a likelihood of improvement before Medicare would pay for therapy or skilled nursing services. As previously reported in the Texas Elder Law e-letter,...