For many years, New York didn’t have a look-back period for Medicaid home care. That’s right, an applicant could give away all his or her assets and then apply for Medicaid community-based care the following month, without penalty.
Federal law requires the state to attempt to recover the long-term care benefits from a Medicaid recipient’s estate after the individual’s death. Medicaid applicants and those considering Medicaid for long-term care benefits should be aware that if steps aren’t taken to protect the individual’s home before he or she applies for Medicaid, the home may need to be […]
Pets are members of the family, so it is important to consider how to provide for them in your estate plan just as you would the human family members.
While we may think of pets as part of our family, the law considers them to be property. This means that you cannot leave anything in your will directly to a pet. The following are some steps to take to make sure your pet is protected
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