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MAINECARE PLANNING: TOP 10 MISTAKES

Assuming Medicare covers expenses Medicare does not pay for indefinite, long-term care like custodial care. In a facility, Medicare only pays for skilled nursing and rehabilitation services following a hospital stay of at least three days. Medicare w… Read More
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A Milestone for You and Improved Benefits for Your Disabled Adult Child[1]

There are milestones in every life, and turning 18 is a significant one. For parents of children with disabilities, there are some unique decisions to make, including whether to file an application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Until age 18… Read More
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What is an ABLE Account?

A few years ago the world of special needs planning gained a new and exciting financial planning tool: the “ABLE” account. ABLE stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience. An ABLE account offers individuals with disabilities a way to save mone… Read More
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COVID-19 Update

Our entire team has now returned to the office, and we are available to meet with clients who prefer in-person meetings. Here are the cautions we are observing as we endeavor to keep our clients and ourselves safe and healthy. We truly appreciate you… Read More
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Maggie Ranger has arrived!

Margaret “Maggie” Jean Ranger has arrived. She is the daughter of Josh and Sarah Ranger. She was born on May 16. Maggie is beautiful and brilliant, and we are so very happy to welcome her to the world! We are thrilled to have Sarah back in the of… Read More
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Breaking News: Remote Notarization and Witnessing Valid in Maine During COVID-19 Emergency

Maine Governor Janet Mills issued an Executive Order on April 8 authorizing remote notarization and witnessing of legal documents like Last Wills and Testaments, Financial Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives. We will continue to of… Read More
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COVID-19 Update

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, we are working and ready to help you and your loved ones. Although we are not meeting with clients in our Bangor office, we remain accessible to you and will continue to work with our clients and our referral sources… Read More
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Achieving Better Life Experience

Do I have to spend down my entire settlement or inheritance to be able to keep my Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? No! There is a new savings tool available to individuals with disabilities called the ABLE account. ABLE stands for Achieving a Bett… Read More
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Death with Dignity in Maine

Big things have been happening regarding the right to die in our state! On May 28, L.D. 1313, a bill to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with medication prescribed by a doctor passed through the Maine House of Representatives by four… Read More
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Attorneys Joy Trueworthy and Rachel Trafton Present on Medicaid Planning

Rudman Winchell and Maine Elder Law Firm Attorneys Joy Trueworthy and Rachel Trafton will present on the topic of Medicaid Planning on June 5, 2019. Joy and Rachel were asked by the National Business Institute to present to local attorneys, paralegal… Read More
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