What Makes Elder Law Attorneys Different from Other Attorneys?

Elder law attorneys are very different from other attorneys. They define their practice not by the type of legal problems they handle but by the type of persons they help. Like Aging Life Care Professionals, they help families to...

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The Benefits of the Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policy

It has been two years since the Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Program came to Ohio. Although there was quite a bit of promotion at the time, there was some confusion among consumers as to the benefits of the...

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Medicaid Questions and Answers

Is the concept of planning to become eligible for Medicaid Coverage of my Long Term Nursing Home Care Expenses, unethical, illegal, or immoral? Answer:  Only if you view Tax Reduction Planning as unethical, immoral or illegal.  The biggest difference is...

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Medicaid Qualifying Income Trusts

Medicaid Waiver Programs such as PASSPORT and ALF Waiver have income caps. Applicants with countable monthly income in excess of the cap ($2163 in 2014) do not qualify for the programs regardless of their needs. A Qualifying Income Trust...

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Medicaid and the Family Home

Preserving the family home is the biggest concern of Medicaid applicants and their families. In addition to being the largest single asset for most, it holds deep sentimental value and provides shelter and security to close family members. To qualify...

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Life Insurance and the Medicaid Application

To qualify for Medicaid in Ohio, an individual can have only $1,500 or less in “countable” assets. Certain life insurance policies are considered “countable” assets. Others are “exempt” and will not affect the Medicaid application. Understanding the type of...

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The Value of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney

By Dana Perry, CELA and Ryan Barry, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel Families coping with both the emotional and legal complexities associated with long term elder care face a unique yet serious set of challenges.  As a result, many individuals facing...

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