Protecting Government Benefits With Special Needs Trusts

A special needs trust (SNT) is a trust designed to supplement the needs of an individual whose necessary medical or living expenses are paid through programs such as Medicaid or SSI. Because these programs are “means tested” — based in part on income — an SNT enables the beneficiary to continue receiving aid despite an… Continue reading Protecting Government Benefits With Special Needs Trusts

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Aid and Attendance Benefits

One of the Veterans Administration’s best kept secrets is the veteran’s pension for a non-service connected disability. This benefit – a pension program – does not require a wartime injury. It is available to veterans and their spouses provided the veteran is disabled, served for no less than 90 days with at least 1 day… Continue reading Aid and Attendance Benefits

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What Are Elder Law Attorneys and How Do I Choose One?

Elder law attorneys handle the wide array of legal matters that affect older or disabled people. This includes concerns like care planning, guardianship, retirement, Medicare, taxes, living wills, estate planning, and housing issues among others. This is a new concept to many people, and it’s actually a fairly new category in the legal field. If… Continue reading What Are Elder Law Attorneys and How Do I Choose One?

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Nurse Delegation of Medication Adminstration in Connecticut’s Home Health Industry

On December 3rd home health care nurses from all over the state of Connecticut converged at Central CT state University to further fine tune the application of the new law taking effect next year regarding nurse delegation of medication administration to non licensed home health care agency personnel. Beginning January 1 all home care agencies… Continue reading Nurse Delegation of Medication Adminstration in Connecticut’s Home Health Industry

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