Benefits

Medicaid, Medicare, and Aid and Attendance – What’s the Difference?

Medicaid, Medicare, and Aid and Attendance – What’s the Difference? One of the issues that I come across in my practice is that there is great confusion as to the difference between Medicare, Medicaid and Aid and Attendance when it comes to elder care planning. Although each of them are government programs that assist covering… Read more »

Social Security Disability: The Two Types of Programs Available

“Social Security Disability” is used generally by people to refer to programs in place at the federal level that allow you to receive benefits to support yourself when you are suffering from a disability and are unable to obtain gainful employment due to that disability. In reality, there are two distinct programs run by the… Read more »

Are Negative Reviews Really Bad for Business?

Can an unfavorable review impact your business? If properly handled, negative reviews can provide a business with an opportunity to actually boost its reputation. With the surge of digital media and the growing use of social media, it has become extremely easy for both businesses and consumers to reach a captive worldwide audience at little… Read more »

Why Does it Matter Where I Die? Your State and Estate Taxes

Why Does it Matter Where I Die? Your State and Estate Taxes I just read an interesting article in Forbes that came out last week titled “Where Not To Die In 2015“. There, the author talks about the changing landscape of inheritance and estate taxes across all of the individual states. She quotes an estate… Read more »

Eligibility for Veterans Pensions – The Basics

Eligibility for Veterans Pensions – The Basics The Department of Veterans Administration provides supplemental income through the Veterans Pension and Survivors benefit programs. There are essentially three types of pensions: Basic, Housebound, and Aid and Attendance. The Veterans Pension provides for supplementary income for low-income wartime Veterans. The Housebound Pension provides for an increase to… Read more »

Medicaid Planning: The Basics – How Much Can I Keep and Still Qualify?

Medicaid Planning: The Basics – How Much Can I Keep and Still Qualify? As an attorney who aids clients and their families with such issues, I study Medicaid’s many and confusing rules and regulations. In order to qualify for Medicaid, you are generally only allowed to keep $2,000 of “countable” assets ($3,000 if a husband and… Read more »