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How Nursing Home Care Pla…

How Nursing Home Care Planning Protects Your Assets

Many aging adults require a stay in a nursing home at some point in their later years. Coping with the high cost of even a short stay creates emotional and financial strain for both the elder and their family. Anticipating these needs in advance can… Read More
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3 Reasons Why an Estate P…

3 Reasons Why an Estate Plan For Your Aging Parent Is Essential

The best time for anyone to create an estate plan is when they are healthy — and that is especially true for older adults. Here are three reasons why an estate plan for your aging parent is essential. Reason #1: Who Will Manage Your Parent’s Fina… Read More
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5 Reasons Why a Will Is N…

5 Reasons Why a Will Is Not an Estate Plan

Having a Will is extremely important. But a Will is not an estate plan. An estate plan is more comprehensive than a Will. Your estate plan accomplishes goals that your Will does not and cannot. 1. A Will Does Not Protect You During Your Lifetime.  … Read More
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What Is the Process For S…

What Is the Process For Setting Up a Trust?

An estate plan often includes a trust as an essential component of the plan. While most people know generally what a trust is, many are not familiar with the details that go into creating a trust. Regardless of the type of trust, the process for sett… Read More
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How Does a Qualified Income Trust (Miller Trust) Help Medicaid Eligibility in Georgia?

Seniors applying for Medicaid to cover long-term care costs must meet both asset and income requirements to be eligible. If you are over the income limit, establishing a Qualified Income Trust (QIT) — also called a Miller Trust — may enable you t… Read More
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How Does the Medicaid Look-Back Rule Affect Medicaid Eligibility?

Eligibility for Medicaid coverage for long-term care costs requires a complicated analysis of a senior’s assets and income. One asset rule that causes a lot of confusion is the Medicaid look-back period. While the rule itself is complex to apply in… Read More
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Can Veterans Receive Both VA Benefits and Medicaid?

Both Medicaid and VA benefits may pay for long-term care costs for qualifying elders. Each program is complex and can be difficult to understand by itself. What’s even more confusing is how VA benefits and Medicaid interact with one another. VA ben… Read More
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What Is the VA Pension Aid and Attendance Benefit for Veterans?

A special program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides the Aid and Attendance benefit for veterans. Many veterans and spouses are unaware of the benefit, which can help pay for long-term care needs and supplement the… Read More
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How Estate Planning Protects You During Your Life

Many people do not realize that an estate plan does a lot more than determine distribution of your property after your death.  Careful estate planning protects you during your life as well. Your Estate Plan Protects You and Your Family An important… Read More
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How To Protect Your Children’s Inheritance From Strangers and Gold Diggers

How would you feel if you knew that your children would never receive the financial legacy you built for them?  As unthinkable as it sounds, children can be cut out of the family estate when a deceased spouse leaves everything outright to the surviv… Read More
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