mail from IRS

Question:  My mother passed away with no assets — no house, no life insurance, no savings, etc. What do I need to provide to Medicaid so they stop sending notices about recovering benefits paid to the nursing home? There is nothing to recover. Answer:  This will depend on the state, but a simple letter explaining the circumstances…

Q.  My mother has been receiving Medicaid in a nursing home for four years. Now we want to bring her home (to her daughter’s) for the remainder of her days. What is the disadvantage in doing so? A.  There should not be any disadvantage. Depending on your state, you may or may not be able…

A Florida district court refuses to re-litigate its decision prohibiting the state of Florida from seeking reimbursements for Medicaid payments it made on a recipient’s behalf from portions of the recipient’s personal injury settlement that are allocated to future medical expenses, but the court clarifies that the recipient must overcome the state’s formula-based allocation with…

Age Discrimination

As baby boomers continue to work past retirement age, age discrimination lawsuits are becoming more common. Two out of three workers between ages 45 and 74 say they have seen or experienced age discrimination, according to AARP. However, experiencing it and proving it are two different things. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)…

elder care

After initially delaying a rule intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to bad retirement investments, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the rule will go into effect on June 9, 2017, but its future is still unclear. Earlier this year, President Trump signed an executive order delaying the so-called fiduciary rule,…

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