Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?

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A comprehensive, properly constructed estate plan will account for end-of-life issues. While incapacity planning can seem like something that happens to a limited number of people, when you examine the facts, see that a very significant percentage of senior citizens become unable to handle all of their own decision making eventually. Studies have found that… Read more »

Medicaid Planning: Did I Wait Too Long?

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You may feel as though the Medicaid program is irrelevant to you. After all, Medicaid is a government health insurance program for people with virtually no financial resources, right? Indeed, Medicaid is a need-based government health insurance program. It is jointly administered by the state government along with the federal government. Most seniors will qualify… Read more »

What Is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

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There are a number of different government programs that are used by people who have disabilities. Some people qualify for SSI, which is an acronym that stands for Supplemental Security Income. Others qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. In this blog post, we will look at the distinctions between these two government programs…. Read more »

Will Assets in My Living Trust Be Counted By Medicaid?

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The Medicaid program will pay for long-term care. You may hear this statement and shrug your shoulders, because you will never qualify for Medicaid, and you will qualify for Medicare by the time you require living assistance. This reaction makes sense on the surface, but when you dig into the facts, you will see a… Read more »

New Numbers Examine Elder Care

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The number of Americans who provide elder care to a friend, family member, or loved one continues to grow, according to new figures released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a part of its American Time Use Survey, an ongoing survey conducted throughout the year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics investigates how Americans… Read more »

2 Out of 5 Provide Care to Elderly Family Member

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The aging population is not only changing the face of the American workplace, it’s also changing how we live when we’re not working. According to a new study from the pew research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, about 40% of American adults now provide some kind of elder care assistance to an elderly family… Read more »

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