MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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. The Agency stated that…

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SENIOR TAX RELIEF PROGRAM APPLICATION INFORMATION

SENIOR TAX RELIEF PROGRAM 2018 By: Joan Reed Wilson, Attorney at Law The State of Connecticut Homeowner’s Tax Relief Program provides real estate tax relief for seniors and disabled homeowners who qualify. Qualification depends on the homeowner’s age and gross income. If you or someone you know is over age 65 (or has been deemed disabled)…

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Am I the Only Lawyer Without a Will?

It is about that time of year that most of our New Year Resolutions have gone by the wayside. I am not big on resolutions, but admit to having a few. Some were business oriented, including a promise to myself to update our law firm blog more frequently with interesting and informative articles. Others were…

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Proposed Changes to Veteran’s Benefits Could Affect Elderly

The Veteran’s Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides 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 in…

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Tips for Dealing with Post Divorce Conflict

So your agreement is signed and approved by a judge who declared you single – you leave the courthouse thankful that you will never step foot in it again.  Unfortunately, many divorced couples find themselves back in family court for a variety of reasons.  A large part of my practice consists of post judgment contempt…

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Are You in Your Right Mind? (or Left?)

When I was about to marry my first husband, we were given a Myers-Briggs personality test by the priest who was to marry us to predict our compatibility.  I do not recall what the results were, but I seem to remember a look of disappointment? (or maybe fear?) on the face of that priest.  Since I…

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