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Final Friday Update: January 2019

Webinar Recorded: January 25, 2019
Presented by Valerie L. Peterson, JD
and Jill Roamer, JD, ElderCounsel, LLC
Duration: 30 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. Court wrongly rejected evidence in caretaker child exception case
  2. Before suing a spouse, nursing home must first pursue Medicaid recipient’s estate
  3. Annuity was not subject to estate claim
  4. Surviving spouse’s elective share equates to life estate
  5. Son’s failure to file Medicaid appeal does not mean breach of nursing home contract
  6. How the government shut-down is impacting seniors, Veterans, and those with disabilities
  7. The top ten most popular states for trusts
  8. Medicaid updates
    • Newest Arkansas figures
    • Kentucky lawsuit filed again
    • Utah voters approved Medicaid expansion, but it may be delayed
    • Trump’s plan for block grants
    • Arizona Medicaid work requirements; tribes exemp
  9. Feel Good Friday
    • NY Mayor announces plan to ensure every New Yorker has health care
    • Sea World is now a certified autism center
    • A village for homeless vets being built in Georgia

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