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Understanding the MaineCare Transfer Penalty

MaineCare, the Medicaid program in the state of Maine, imposes a transfer penalty as part of its eligibility rules for long-term care benefits (nursing home care, residential care/assisted living, and in-home care through the Home and Community Based… Read More
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Important Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Numbers for 2023

Each new year means new financial limits and thresholds related to estate planning, long-term care planning, and special needs planning. Below are some of the most important numbers for 2023. As always, we are here to help you and your loved ones pla… Read More
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What is Elder Law?

Elder law is more about the clients we serve than the type of legal services we provide. It’s not just wills and trusts, and it isn’t just for folks we would traditionally consider “elderly.” Our planning solutions apply long before most peop… Read More
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The Community Spouse Resource Allowance

Many individuals rely on MaineCare (Maine Medicaid) benefits to help pay for expensive long-term care services. The MaineCare rules and asset limits are confusing, hard to find, and difficult to navigate. In addition, the available strategies for leg… Read More
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Protecting the House

How do I protect my home from the State? When applying for the Maine Medicaid (MaineCare) benefit that pays for long-term care services, the applicant’s primary residence does not count towards the $10,000 asset limit in most circumstances. This me… Read More
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How Much Does Long-Term Care Cost?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimates that 56% of individuals turning 65 in 2020 to 2024 will need long-term care services and supports.[i] The average need for these services range from 2.3 years for men to 3.2 years for w… Read More
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Fifteen Myths Regarding Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits in Maine Myth 14 and 15

This series highlights the eligibility rules for Maine Medicaid (MaineCare) nursing home benefits and dispels certain myths the families that work with our office often hear. Myth 14: The Medicaid Rules That Applied to My Neighbor When He Went Into a… Read More
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Fifteen Myths Regarding Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits in Maine Myth 12 and 13

This series highlights the eligibility rules for Maine Medicaid (MaineCare) nursing home benefits and dispels certain myths the families that work with our office often hear. Myth [12: I Should Transfer My Assets Now to Get Medicaid Benefits in the F… Read More
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Fifteen Myths Regarding Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits in Maine Myth 11

This series highlights the eligibility rules for Maine Medicaid (MaineCare) nursing home benefits and dispels certain myths the families that work with our office often hear. Myth 11: My Spouse or My Agent Under My Power of Attorney Has the Power to… Read More
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Fifteen Myths Regarding Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits in Maine Myth 10

This series highlights the eligibility rules for Maine Medicaid (MaineCare) nursing home benefits and dispels certain myths the families that work with our office often hear. Myth 10: I Can Only Give Away $10,000 Per Year Under Medicaid Rules. The Tr… Read More
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