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Failure to Report Settlement to Social Security Results In Woman Facing 15 years in Federal Prison

It’s been a long time since we have seen this scenario and surprising that it still happens. You need to know if your client receives government benefits. Inform them the settlement can affect their entitlement, and encourage them to meet with me to obtain the best planning advice. Scenario: a child is injured during the birth…

Tips For You To Know About Social Security Benefits

How well do you think you know your entitlement to social security benefits? Entitlement to benefits is based on a variety of factors such as marital status (including remarriage). How a change in marital status impacts your benefits: SSI Benefits: If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which limits you to owning no more than $2,000.00 in countable…

Seeking Exemption From The Medicaid Estate Recovery Lien

If you achieve a settlement or judgment for a client after the client’s death the Medicaid third-party liability lien (F.S. 409.910) must be satisfied before the proceeds are placed in the estate. F.S. 409.9101(9). The proceeds placed in the probate estate are then available to satisfy the Medicaid estate recovery lien (for benefits paid through…

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