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Final Friday Update: July 2018

Recorded: July 27, 2018
Presented by
Jill Roamer, J.D., ElderCounsel, LLC
Duration: 25 minutes

Final Friday is a 30-minute review each month of important news updates in the areas of Medicaid planning, special needs planning and veterans pension planning from across the country.

Agenda: 

  1. Federal judge blocks Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirements,
  2. New York:  Medicaid application cannot be denied because information regarding estranged spouse could not be confirmed,
  3. United States Supreme Court upholds revocation-on-divorce provision can be applied retroactively,
  4. New Jersey:  Minimum contacts not established for nursing home to sue out-of-state family member for unpaid bill,
  5. New Jersey:  Mom who began paying daughter for care, after daughter provided 2 years of free care, is penalized for Medicaid eligibility,
  6. Connecticut:  Medicaid appeal not ruled on timely leads to reversal of benefit denial,
  7. New Jersey:  Codicil written in blood is valid,
  8. Texas:  There is no valid cause of action for intentional interference with an inheritance,
  9. Michigan:  State probate courts have jurisdiction to enter protective orders concerning a community spouse,
  10. New Vermont probate law,
  11. New Florida law regarding Veterans,
  12. Federal minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance and community spouse monthly housing allowance has been changed.

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