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Although certain assets such as a home, car, mineral rights (subject to limitations) and businesses essential for self-support are “non-countable” when applying for long-term care Medicaid, there are numerous exceptions to avoid a successful claim by the State to be paid back for benefits (such...

Often clients are surprised to learn that their “irrevocable” trust can be changed. There are several ways to make changes to an irrevocable trust including by court order, agreement of all interested parties, decanting (pouring into another trust), or by simply exercising a “power of...

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has announced its 2019 rate increases for certain non-serviced connected disability wartime military veterans, not dishonorably discharged or their surviving spouses to help pay for care costs ranging from being housebound to long-term care costs. However, since these benefits...

As many of you know, Texas is an income cap state in connection with long-term care (most commonly used for nursing home care) Medicaid eligibility. Presently, if an applicant for nursing home Medicaid has “countable” income (certain income is exempt or excluded) over $2,250 per...

Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics co-creator of superheroes such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Fantastic Four and the Hulk, recently died at age 95 after experiencing a mental decline. Predators such as his caregiver, daughter and business associates all tried to gain control of his assets...