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Welcome to May 2019 National Elder Law Month-Florida Medicaid Changes

Do you have an aging relative who needs long-term medical care for a  chronic illness? Is your loved one living at home, in an assisted living facility or a skilled nursing home? Are you concerned about how to pay for their medical expenses? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions you need to…

New VA Rules for Pension and Aid & Attendance Can Affect You

If you have met with me for a consultation to discuss long term care planning during the last three years, you have heard me mention that the VA was proposing changes to its eligibility rules for need-based programs such as pension and Aid & Attendance.  These VA monetary benefits are paid to veterans and/or their surviving spouses to supplement…

Elder Law Attorneys Oppose Rules Change to VA Pension Program

On March 25, 2015 Bryant Jordan of reported: A national organization of elder law attorneys on March 17 filed a 27-page letter with the VA arguing why the department should not make proposed changes to rules for a pension program for low-income veterans aged 65 and older. The VA wants the rules tightened up to ensure that the…

Non-Lawyers’ Advice is Unauthorized Practice of Law Says Florida Supreme Court

Beware Non-Lawyers’ Advice to Obtain Medicaid and Veteran Benefits: The Unauthorized Practice of Law Recently, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion that identifies what actions taken by non-lawyers constitute the unauthorized practice of law (UPL). This opinion, and reporting individuals who commit UPL to The Florida Bar (TFB), will help protect the public. Be careful: there are…

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