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Planning for Care: Advice From an Elder Law Attorney

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Jun 5, 2018 10:31:27 AM

In this episode of Eldercare Illuminated, Torchlight's VP of Product, Attorney Carolyn Romano, discusses how Elder Law Attorneys serve families caring for an older loved one or planning for their own futures.

Attorney Harry Margolis shares his expertise and experience about the options seniors and their families have in the evolving regulatory environment.

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Topics: elder care, Medicaid, MassHealth, long-term care planning

[Webinar] Asset Protection for Seniors - Part 2

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Apr 30, 2018 11:53:43 AM

 
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Many factors can upset even the best financial plan.  Illness, incapacity, the loss of a job, financial scams or a premature death can upset even the best financial plan. Fortunately, planning steps can provide considerable protection from these uncertainties of life.

Harry Margolis will continue his discussion focusing in Part 2 on MassHealth planning and techniques to protect what you leave your children and grandchildren.

If you missed Asset Protection for Seniors - Part 1, you can view it here.
 
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Topics: aging, Aging Population, elder care, Caregivers, Older Americans, estate taxes, durable power of attorney, Attorney- Client Relationship, probate, MassHealth, long-term care insurance, homestead protections, long-term care planning, baby boomers

[Webinar] Asset Protection for Seniors - Part 1

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Apr 17, 2018 11:58:41 AM

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Many factors can upset even the best financial plan.  Illness, incapacity, the loss of a job, financial scams or a premature death can upset even the best financial plan. Fortunately, planning steps can provide considerable protection from these uncertainties of life.

Harry Margolis will discuss how to protect your assets in the event you or a spouse needs long-term care, and learn techniques to protect what you leave your children and grandchildren.
 
 
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Topics: aging, Aging Population, elder care, Caregivers, Older Americans, estate taxes, durable power of attorney, Attorney- Client Relationship, probate, MassHealth, long-term care insurance, homestead protections, long-term care planning, baby boomers

[Webinar] Using Annuities in MassHealth Planning for Nursing Home Residents

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Jan 17, 2018 8:49:52 PM

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Harry Margolis leads a deep dive into how best to use annuities in long-term care planning, breaking down complex rules into simple and approachable terms.

Immediate annuities have long been used in long-term care planning as a means of converting assets that are countable against the limits for MassHealth eligibility into an income stream that does affect eligibility. 

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Topics: elder care, healthcare, aging, Retirement Benefits, Caregivers, Medicaid

{Webinar} Elder Care: Eligibility Requirements for Section 8 Housing Choice Program for Seniors and Disabled Clients

Posted by Karen Mariscal on Oct 31, 2017 12:40:32 PM

 

On October 18, 2017, Karen Mariscal was a national panelist in a presentation concerning the Section 8 Housing Choice Program for seniors and disabled clients.  The speakers gave an overview of the Section 8 program and discussed the calculation of rent, special needs trusts, and reasonable accommodations, among other things. Mariscal analyzed the DeCambre v. Brookline Housing Authority decision regarding how income from a special needs trust should be calculated by the public housing authority, and gave her insights regarding how the Section 8 program works in Massachusetts. 

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Topics: elder law, Section 8, elder care, Special Needs Trust, Special Needs Child, special needs planning