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New law makes it easier for disabled individuals to create SNTs

Individuals who live in Georgia might know about a federal law that was passed earlier this year called the 21st Century Cures Act. The act was signed into law by President Obama toward the end of 2016. The law allows individuals with disabilities to create their own special needs trusts (SNTs).

How House bill H.R. 181 could affect Medicaid programs

Georgia residents may have heard that on Feb. 7, members of the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee voted 19 to 13 in endorsing H.R. 181 after a detailed review session. If passed, the bill would change the way people qualify for state Medicaid programs. The bill was originally introduced on Jan. 3 by Oklahoma congressman Markwayne Mullin and Virginia congressman Morgan Griffith. During the review session, Rep. Griffith said he and Rep. Mullen plan to amend the bill to ensure it only affects annuities that were paid for with marital property.

Medicaid and long-term care insurance

It could be anything from multiple sclerosis to a car accident--but suddenly you find yourself in need of some help. Unexpected catastrophes can and do happen. Not often, but often enough that you should be prepared for your future in the event that you need long-term healthcare. Whether it is a nurse coming in weekly or round-the-clock care, most people do not have the means to cover the unexpected cost associated with intensive medical treatment.

Medicaid and long-term care insurance

It could be anything from multiple sclerosis to a car accident--but suddenly you find yourself in need of some help. Unexpected catastrophes can and do happen. Not often, but often enough that you should be prepared for your future in the event that you need long-term healthcare. Whether it is a nurse coming in weekly or round-the-clock care, most people do not have the means to cover the unexpected cost associated with intensive medical treatment.

Medicaid expansion again a hot topic in Georgia

Recipients of Medicaid already know how critical these benefits can be. Not only can they help a person get the medical care they may desperately need, they can also allow the recipient's loved ones to have some peace of mind in knowing he or she is being cared for.

Protecting Medicaid benefits with a special needs trust

In a recent post, we examined a few of the factors that you will want to take into consideration when setting up a trust. Those factors include who the beneficiary is, how much control you want to have, and what you want the trust to do. If you are interested, you can read that post in full by clicking here.

What is a look-back period?

When people think about long-term care planning, they often think of estate planning and wills. However, Medicaid can also be a crucial aspect of these plans as it is available to eligible Georgians who cannot afford the cost of medical expenses or staying in a nursing home.

Of Family Gifts And Medicaid Lookback Rules

Medicaid has some very well-intentioned rules to stop people from taking advantage of the system. Many people set out intending to "beat the system." It is called fraud. Unfortunately, sometimes the rules intended to stop outright fraud can get in the way of everyday families who want to play by the rules.

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