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California, the Deficit Reduction Act, and Stacked Gifting

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US January 19, 2022

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) did many things. It implemented new whistleblower..

Ohio Appeals Court Rules on How Alimony Effects Available Income Calculation

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US January 12, 2022

How is available income for Medicaid-eligibility purposes calculated in Ohio when the applicant..

Wife Liable for Nursing Home Expenses in Iowa Case

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US December 23, 2021

Dean and Patricia were married for more than 50 years. In early 2017, Dean entered a nursing..

Does Voluntary Payment of Past-due Nursing Home Charges Violate Federal Law?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US November 9, 2021

Federal law prohibits a nursing home from requiring that past-due expenses be paid as a..

Some States Cap Nursing Home Profits

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US November 3, 2021

November brings National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and some possible good news in the..

Promissory Note Case Law out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US October 19, 2021

In many states, executing a promissory note is a viable and attractive strategy when engaging in..

The Power of the Medicaid Asset Protection Letter

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US October 12, 2021

ElderDocx offers many amazing documents to draft, but today we are going to focus on the..

Is There an Appeal Right for Denial to Reopen a Medicaid Application?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US September 16, 2021

Due process, as guaranteed by the 5th Amendment, states that the federal government must treat..

A Power of Appointment Does Not Render Trust Countable Asset

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US August 25, 2021

A power of appointment is a provision that gives a person, the powerholder, the opportunity to..

Litigation Ensues for Tennessee’s Block Grant

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US May 12, 2021

In January 2021, the State of Tennessee was granted a waiver for a block grant. The block grant..

The Case of an Agent that Acts Under a Springing Power of Attorney Before the Principal is Incapacitated

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US April 28, 2021

As a part of many estate and elder law plans, an elder law attorney will draft a Financial Power..

Can a Child Caretaker Work Outside the Home?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US April 6, 2021

Qualifying for long-term care Medicaid can be tricky. There are strict asset and income limits...

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