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Elder Law Newsletter - October 2018 Legal Update

10.26.2018

Chambliss Elder Law Newsletter is a bi-monthly e-newsletter of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to seniors and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Cameron Kapperman and other members of the Elder Law Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.

 

 

It’s Now Harder for Veterans to Qualify for Long-Term Care Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized new rules that make it more difficult to qualify for long-term care benefits. The rules establish an asset limit and asset transfer penalties for claimants applying for VA pension benefits. Read more ->

 

 

It's Important to Shop Around for Your Medigap Policy

Medigap premiums can vary widely depending on the insurance company, according to a new study, so be sure to shop around before choosing a policy. Read more ->

 

 

How to Handle Sibling Disputes Over a Power of Attorney

When one sibling is named in a power of attorney, there is the potential for disputes with other siblings. No matter which side you are on, it is important to know your rights and limitations.  Read more ->

 

Can I Give My Kids $15,000 a Year?

If you have it to give, you certainly can, but there may be consequences should you apply for Medicaid long-term care coverage within five years after each gift.  Read more ->