Final Friday Update: 30 Days in 30 Minutes

Friday, December 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., ET

Join ElderCounsel for a 30-minute review each month of important news updates in the areas of Medicaid planning, special needs planning and veterans pension planning from across the country.

If you have a newsworthy item, please send it at least 48 hours prior to the webinar to and we will be sure to thank you during the call!

  1. Medicaid does not have to help an applicant obtain bank statements.
  2. Iowa upholds transfer penalty by applicant over 65 to pooled trust.
  3. Federal judge declares Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
  4. Brett Kavanaugh’s big move.
  5. Payment of applicant’s attorney fees by others is a return of assets for Medicaid purposes.
  6. Attorney was disciplined for charging high fees in elder law case. 
  7. The case of the blinking testator:  court affirms the probate of a will in a case where a quadriplegic blinked answers to his attorney to draft the will.  
  8. Florida sued under ADA for Medicaid long-term care policies. 
  9. Disability news
    • Uber is adding wheel-chair accessible services.  
    • George H.W. Bush, Champion of the ADA, dies:  Review of ADA.
    • FDA to ban electric shock therapy for those with special needs.
  10. Medicaid updates
    • New Hampshire now has Medicaid work requirements. 
    • Florida trims retroactive coverage. 
    • Oklahoma submits proposal for Medicaid work requirements. 
    • Arkansas work requirement updates. 
  11. Reminder of new 2019 numbers
    • IRS announces higher estate and gift tax rates for 2019
    • New federal spousal impoverishment and home equity standards announced for 2019
    • New VA Pension amounts announced for 2019

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