A Pennsylvania Court has ruled that Clarence and Barbara Scott are not financially responsible for the 31 year old autistic son’s care. The Scotts who reside in New Jersey, had placed their special needs son in a Pennsylvania care facility. After New Jersey cut its funding for out of state placements, the Scott’s refused to have their son move back to Pennsylvania allegedly due to a lack of an appropriate facility for him. After 14 months, the Scott’s son was returned to New Jersey and the Scotts were billed $205,000 by the facility which they refused to pay. The court rejected the care facility’s argument that Pennsylvania law controlled. More
Changes in Elder Law
- Changes in Elder Law
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- Social Security
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The Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed policy change to increase the deduction allowed a Medicaid recipient’s patient pay amount for a guardianship/ conservatorship fee. Beginning October 1 – if approved – the deduction for guardianship/ conservatorship fee for a Medicaid recipient will be increased from $83.00 to $95.00 per month. More
Hawaii has become the first state to provide financial assistance to those caring for an elderly loved one. The Kupuna Caregivers Act provides qualified caregivers with up to a voucher of up to $70 a day. The voucher can be used for qualified expenses such as adult day care or assisted transportation, taking the pressure off of the caregiver.
In Hawaii, there are an estimated 154,000 unpaid caregivers. Many of those are part of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders community, where it is often expected to care for aging parents. This can take both an emotional and financial toll. Many in Hawaii hope to use the new funds to pay for adult day care so they can have some time for themselves. More
The health care debate has been in large part characterized by rhetoric and misinformation with little discussion on how the House’s American Health Care Act would actually impact states. The Congressional Budget Office – with its poor track record of analyzing proposed legislation – estimates that it would cut Medicaid spending by $800 million over ten years by rolling back the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (i.e. Obamacare) and by implementing Medicaid per capita caps. More
78% of Americans under the age of 36 do not have a will or a trust in place. Frankly, most millennials show little interest in estate planning. This can create quite the mess if you are ever (God forbid) involved in a tragic accident. As discussed in a Wealth Management article, planning your estate is an important step in in preparing for the future and adulthood.
Here are a few reasons millennials need to plan their estate: More