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Final Friday Update: December 2018

Recorded: December 12, 2018
Presented by Valerie L. Peterson, J.D.
and Jill Roamer, J.D., ElderCounsel, LLC
Duration: 28 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.


  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.
  10. Medicaid updates.
  11. Reminder of new 2019 numbers. 

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