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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 IMPACT OF FUNDRAISERS ON BENEFICIARIES WITH DISABILITIES

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA   Crisis and Kindness  In times of crisis, people often show just how caring humanity can be. Major humanitarian relief efforts respond to large-scale natural and unnatural disasters. Strangers donate time and money to individuals injured in tragic accidents. Often, the first instinct when you learn that someone is…

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2019 COLA INCREASES FOR MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, TAX AND VETERANS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA There are a great many public benefit numbers and tax numbers that are adjusted on an annual basis.  This article is designed to make those numbers readily available. The following are current numbers for 2019. Medicaid Income Cap[1] $2,313 Maximum Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA)[2] $126,420 Minimum CSRA[3] $25,284…

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