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Medicare Savings Program

Medicare Savings Programs Threatened Again

The Fall of 2017 brought uncertainty to the Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) in Connecticut when they were unexpectedly slashed by the state budget. After several months of negotiations, a bipartisan effort was able to revive the program that affects so many seniors. What Is Medicare Savings Programs? The Medicare Savings Programs in Connecticut are benefits…

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Protect Your Money From Nursing Homes

Do You Need To Protect Your Money From Nursing Homes?

FALSE FACT Vol. 1, Issue 1:   If you don’t protect your money, the State will take it.  This is probably the most common “inaccurate” statement that I hear in my elder law practice. We do help clients protect their assets, but not because the State will take them if you don’t protect them. Welcome to…

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Medicare Advantage plans

Medicare Advantage Plans: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Medicare Advantage Plans Update Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that beginning in 2019, Medicare Advantage plans will cover supplemental non-skilled home benefits that include daily maintenance. This is the first time that CMA has allowed a service that covers daily maintenance to be eligible as a supplemental benefit.…

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Veterans Benefits

Proposed Changes to Veterans Benefits Could Affect Elderly

The Veteran’s Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides Veterans benefits for qualified veterans and their surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, and undressing or taking care of the needs of personal hygiene (known as Activities of Daily Living). This could include home care or care…

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