New Medi-Cal Recovery Rules for 2017

As those of you who have been to my seminars know, when a person has received Medi-Cal benefits, that person’s estate may be subject to Medi-Cal Recovery. That means the state can recover for the costs of certain services it paid for during the person’s lifetime. As of January 1, 2017, the rules regarding what services are recoverable […]

Ask an Elder Law Attorney in Silicon Valley: How to Apply for VA Benefits

One of the benefits of serving in the US military is health care through the Veterans Administration.  There are a variety of benefits available for both veterans and surviving spouses, and the criteria for each can vary.  Some estate planning attorneys and elder law attorneys in Silicon Valley work with veterans specifically in order to […]

Talk With Your Bay Area Elder Lawyer about Recent Medicare Changes

Recent changes to Medicare are giving elder lawyers and their clients some new options, and you may want to meet with your California attorney to see if they apply to you.  A class-action lawsuit was brought, and the proposed settlement has some big implications for those with disabilities and chronic conditions. For decades, standard Medicare […]

A Look At The Differences Between Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal)

Wills and trusts lawyers in Menlo Park frequently get inquiries about arrangements for long-term care. Life expectancy continues to rise, due in part to more effective treatments for diseases previously thought to be terminal. This is great news, but with a larger elderly population new dilemmas arise, including uncertainties related to assisted and rehab care facilities. […]

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