Elder law is an area of legal practice that specializes in issues that affect the elderly. The purpose of elder law planning is to prepare the elderly person for financial freedom and autonomy through proper financial planning and long-term care options.

medicare savings program 2023

A Medicare Savings Program 2023 Story

The ABC’s of MSP, QMB, SLMB and ALMB March 1, 2023 is the date when the Medicare Savings Program (“MSP”) income thresholds are updated. The figures are based on the federal poverty guidelines, which are adjusted every January based on inflation. Each State manages its own MSP standards. In Connecticut, you are eligible for MSP…

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Elder Law Attorney Breaks Down 2023 In Numbers 1

Elder Law Attorney Breaks Down 2023 In Numbers

We have everything you need to know right here! With this insightful breakdown by Elder Law Attorney Joan Reed Wilson, understand how the latest estate planning and elder law updates of 2023 will affect you. For those who enjoy numbers over words, this article is for you. For those who don’t, read slowly! Gift Tax…

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family caregivers

FAMILY CAREGIVERS: The Long-Term Care Legalities

November has been designated “National Family Caregivers” month to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate the community, recognize family caregivers, and increase support for caregivers. In our practice (and in my own family), we see many families who are supporting an aging loved one. It’s what people do, especially for a parent or others who…

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Law Firm Internship at Reed Wilson Case

8 Things I Learned at My Law Firm Internship

Let me tell you about my Law Firm internship, the summer before I started my legal education journey. I decided that I wanted to further gain knowledge and understanding from a real-world professional. While I had little experience in the legal field, I was able to connect with Attorney Joan Reed Wilson, of Reed Wilson…

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Hartford Insurance

How To Know If a Loved One Has Assets You Are Not Aware Of?

History Lesson: How Did Connecticut Become The Constitution State The U.S. Constitution has been in the news a lot lately with two recent U. S. Supreme Court cases discussing the Second and Fourteenth Amendments. At the very same, the U. S. Congress was voting on legislation related to one of the cases. As most people…

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what is CSPA and how it effects Medicaid

What is CSPA and Why Is It Important For Medicaid?

Is the CSPA Connecticut’s Chapter of the ASPCA? Not exactly. So what is the CSPA and why am I writing about it anyway? CSPA stands for the Community Spouse Protected Amount and the reason my blog focuses on it this month is because the minimum CSPA in Connecticut has been increased to $50,000 effective July…

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