New York Passed and Then Repealed Medicaid Expanded Estate Recovery: A Recap

What is “estate recovery”? When a Medicaid-recipient dies, Medicaid may seek reimbursement from his or her estate for the benefits paid on his or her behalf. This is known as “estate recovery”. Each state has rules detailing how, and to what extent, such recovery is possible. Historically, NY limited estate recovery to probate assets Until… Continue reading New York Passed and Then Repealed Medicaid Expanded Estate Recovery: A Recap

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Power of Attorney Form – Simple Yet Necessary Precauations

A Power of Attorney Form is a very important paper that enables an agent to start certain affairs in your name. Unfortunately, many people can abuse of the powers offered by this document, by using it in dishonest transactions. A Power of Attorney Form can be used when recovering from surgery, when you are enjoying… Continue reading Power of Attorney Form – Simple Yet Necessary Precauations

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Personal Care Contracts: How It Makes Sense to Pay Your Kids to Take Care of You

Amazingly, more than 1-out-of-4 American adults provide uncompensated care for their aging or infirm loved ones, including parents, relatives, and friends. This percentage is expected to increase as people live longer because of advances in medical technology. Family members usually make the best caregivers, often assisting with personal care that the elderly or disabled may… Continue reading Personal Care Contracts: How It Makes Sense to Pay Your Kids to Take Care of You

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When Is It Right Or Fair To Take Away Grandma’s Right to Drive a Car?

While I was in Florida last I was driving down the freeway and I noticed a truck driver driving extremely close to an elderly couple driving a Lincoln Continental with New York plates. It was obvious that the driver of the Lincoln Continental was upset that the truck driver was tailgating and trying to push… Continue reading When Is It Right Or Fair To Take Away Grandma’s Right to Drive a Car?

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