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!!!SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST!
Effective December 31, 2016, there has been a significant change in the federal law regarding the establishment of Special Needs Trusts. The “21st Century Cures Act” was signed into law on December 13, 2016. Previously, the law only allowed a parent, grandparent, legal guardian or a court to establish a Special Needs Trust, but Section 1917 (d)(4) (A) which was revised will now allow a disabled individual to establish his or her own Special Needs Trust. This will significantly reduce the time, money and effort in having to obtain court approval to establish a Special Needs Trust.
!!!VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION ALERT!!!
The Veterans Administration (VA) has published a proposal that will significantly change eligibility rules for veterans’ and or their spouses. The VA now anticipates that the final rule changes will be published after April 2017. Therefore, it is important that all veterans and their spouses, who anticipate that they will be applying for VA Benefits now or in the future, should consult with an accredited VA Attorney as soon as possible.
These rules include:
- Establishing a clear net worth limit
- Defining and clarifying deductible medical expenses
- Three year (36 month) look back period
Any assistance received due to a catastrophe or major disaster having been declared by the President of the United States, is permanently excluded as a resource for Medicaid. Funds must be identifiable as disaster funds.
The FEMA Program’s money due to the flood victims is considered disaster assistance, and any interest earned is excluded as an income resource.
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Form Requirements for Mandates (Powers of...
by Losavio&DeJean on March 20, 2018 at 7:24 pm
In Louisiana, a power of attorney is called a “mandate”. Mandates must be in writing. Verbal mandates are not recognized. So, you can’t just tell someone else that you want them to act as your agent over your person or … Continue reading &rarr […]
Who Will Make the Decision Whether I Die If I...
by Losavio&DeJean on March 19, 2018 at 7:52 pm
Living wills are important legal documents. A living will gives the person signing it, the power to stop any life sustaining procedure if that person has an incurable non-treatable illness or disease in which the life sustaining procedure only artificially … Continue reading &rarr […]
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How Long Must I Be Disabled to Quality for Social...
by Losavio&DeJean on March 14, 2018 at 6:41 pm
There are specific time periods on how long you are to be disabled before you can collect Social Security disability benefits. You may become eligible if one of the three-time periods are met: You have a disability that has lasted … Continue reading &rarr […]
Powers of Attorney: Always Read The Fine Print!
by Losavio&DeJean on March 12, 2018 at 5:51 pm
Powers of attorney are a lot like medical insurance. Many people don’t pay very close attention to the written document until we need to use the power of attorney or the insurance. It is when you begin have to use … Continue reading &rarr […]