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How You Can End Up in Medicare’s Donut Hole, and How You Get Out

05/17
Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plans can have a coverage gap—called the “donut hole”–which limits how much Medicare will pay for your drugs until you pay a certain amount out of pocket. Although the gap has gotten much smaller since Medicare... More »
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Saying Medicaid Estate Recovery Keeps Families in Poverty, Advocacy Groups Call for Abolishing It

05/12
To qualify for Medicaid coverage of long-term care, you must satisfy very complicated financial eligibility rules—rules that often can be traps for the unwary. One of the most significant traps is Medicaid’s right to recover its expenses from your estate... More »

Medicaid Recipients Have a Little More Time to Spend Down Their Stimulus Money

04/10
The one-year deadline for nursing home residents on Medicaid to spend down their first round of stimulus checks is here, but they may have a little extra time.  In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act... More »
Categories: Blog, Elder Law, Medicaid

How the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Aids Seniors

04/05
President Biden has signed the latest COVID-19 relief bill, which in addition to authorizing stimulus checks, funding vaccine distribution, and extending unemployment benefits, also provides assistance to seniors in a number of ways.  The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act... More »
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The Top Eight Mistakes People Make With Medicaid

03/21
Medicaid planning can be a difficult and confusing process. The following are some common mistakes people make when planning to apply for Medicaid. Thinking it’s too late to plan. It’s almost never too late to take planning steps, even after... More »
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