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MEDICAID AND THE HOME – PART 2

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA This is the second part of a two-part series on Medicaid and the home.  The previous article discussed the circumstances under which the home would be a non-countable asset, the five forms of ownership, income and real state taxation, estate recovery, risk factors, and exempt transfers.  This article will…

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MEDICAID AND THE HOME – PART 1

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA           This is the first part of a two-part series on Medicaid and the home.  The most valuable asset that most Medicaid planning clients have is their home.  They also have very strong emotional attachments to the home.  There are a number of strategies available…

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THE MEDICAID PAYBACK: HOW DOES IT REALLY WORK?

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA The Medicaid payback in a personal injury case can often have four components.  These are: the lien against the settlement, Special Needs Trust payback, estate recovery, and ABLE account payback.  This article will briefly discuss each of the four components in a general way, but there are exceptions that…

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THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS AND ABLE ACCOUNTS IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA   Personal injury plaintiffs who suffer from disabilities and are required to establish Self-Settled Special Needs Trusts in order to maintain their public benefits should consider establishing an ABLE account at the same time. While most people consider the tax-free income of an ABLE account to be a…

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