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Final Friday Update: August 2019

Final Friday Update: August 2019

Recorded: August 30, 2019
Presented by
Jill Roamer, J.D., ElderCounsel, LLC
Duration: 20 minutes

Watch ElderCounsel’s 30-minute review of important news updates in the areas of Medicaid planning, special needs planning and veterans pension planning from across the country.

Agenda: 

  1. Non-salable life estate not a countable asset
    https://law.justia.com/cases/minnesota/court-of-appeals/2019/a18-2156.html
  1. Inability to access joint account irrelevant for Medicaid eligibility
    https://njcourts.gov/attorneys/assets/opinions/appellate/unpublished/a0127-18.pdf?c=ZXJ
  1. Property listed for sale by community spouse is included in applicant’s eligibility determination
    https://acis.alabama.gov/displaydocs.cfm?no=961630&event=5JN0K2Q6Q
  1. Surrogate cannot bind principal to arbitration
    https://www.4dca.org/content/download/534119/5932696/file/183297_1257_07312019_09272865_i.pdf
  1. Observation status appeals: Medicare lawsuit filed
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2017/08/02/federal-judge-oks-a-class-action-lawsuit-over-medicare-observation-appeals/#3e722bb4d9e3
  1. New Hampshire Medicaid work requirements blocked by judge
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-new-hampshire/us-judge-blocks-medicaid-work-requirements-in-new-hampshire-idUSKCN1UO21R
  1. Uniform Electronic Wills Act approved
    https://www.uniformlaws.org/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=43c08ac6-d6e0-bd80-80b2-85c3a6621e1e&forceDialog=0
  1. Lawsuit filed regarding Public Charge Rule
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/16/advocacy-groups-sue-to-block-trumps-public-charge-immigration-rule.html
  1. More seniors are filing for bankruptcy
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2019/08/15/elderly-bankruptcy-why/#37451e344f51
  1. Feel Good FridaySeniors are less distracted by negative information
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190812130909.htm94-year-old Veteran wins the lottery
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/02/us/94yo-air-force-veteran-megabucks-winner-oregon-trnd/index.html

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