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Medicaid Myths

The overwhelming majority of nursing home residents receive Medicaid. That’s right! Over 70% of nursing home residents right now are getting Medicaid. What about the rest? They’ll be on Medicaid too… in 6-18 months! Think about it… can we all afford $7000-$9000 per month, every month? Most folks can’t and Medicaid is the solution! MYTH: I have to sell all my stuff and spend all the money on long term care before Medicaid will help! FACT: You are...

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Tax laws that include death tax, gift tax while understanding laws

The estate tax is a tax on your right to transfer property at your death. It consists of an accounting of everything you own or have certain interests in at the date of death. The fair market value of these items is used, not necessarily what you paid for them or what their values were when you acquired them. The total of all of these items is your "Gross Estate." The includible property may consist of cash and...

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Power of Attorney, Both Medical and Financial

If you become sick or disabled, either temporarily or permanently, who will make decisions for you?  A Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to handle your affairs if you cannot do so.  If you cannot pay bills, get records or make other decisions, your family will be prevented from helping you get treatment, pay doctors or pay for Medicaid. Without a Power of Attorney, your family may have to file two (that’s right,...

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