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What is a Medicaid Family Protection Trust?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US March 23, 2023

If you are an avid user of ElderDocx®, ElderCounsel’s state-of-the-art document drafting software,..

What Does the End of the Public Health Emergency Mean for Seniors?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US March 14, 2023

President Biden announced that the official Public Health Emergency (PHE) caused by COVID-19 will..

How is a Sole Benefit Trust Used in Medicaid Planning?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US February 9, 2023

When a client needs Medicaid benefits to pay for their long term care needs, their elder law..

How Can a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust Help Your Clients?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US February 1, 2023

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services proffers that by the time your client reaches age..

Spousal Support Order Deemed Improper

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US January 20, 2023

In order to keep a community spouse from being impoverished when their partner enters a nursing..

Pandemic Not an Excuse for Planning Delay

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US November 30, 2022

The Covid-19 Pandemic made everything topsy-turvy. Businesses shut down, supplies were sometimes..

Penalty Period was Upheld for Transfers to Loved Ones

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US October 25, 2022

A.V. suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was admitted to a nursing home in January 2021...

Resource Must Be Excluded if Applicant is Making Reasonable Effort to Sell

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US July 7, 2022

Many states, in their state Medicaid rules, have an exception for counting an asset for..

Supreme Court Rules Medicaid Can Recoup Against Settlement Funds for Future Medical Payments

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US June 15, 2022

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling last week that dictates that a state’s..

Can Incompetency Clause in Revocable Trust Protect Assets from Medicaid Eligibility Consideration?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US May 26, 2022

A trigger trust, in the Medicaid-trust world, is one in which access to trust funds is removed once..

Consent Judgment Must be Honored Even Though Medicaid Qualification May Have Been a Motivating Factor

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US May 13, 2022

A big part of elder law is helping clients get eligible for Medicaid since that government program..

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