Probate, Estate Planning and Elder Law

Several months ago, the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services granted approval for Ohio to impose work requirements for those covered by the Medicaid expansion program / the Affordable Care Act (approximately 540,000 people).  Gov. DeWine believes the work requirement is intended to put...

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Generally, there are two government agencies that pay the costs of long-term care on an ongoing basis, if you qualify. One is Medicaid, which administers a joint federal and state program, the other is the Veteran’s Administration (VA), for veterans and certain surviving family members. Aid...

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  Starting March 27, 2015, legally married same-sex couples will receive the benefits offered by the Family and Medical Leave Act.  This came about when the Department of Labor redefined "spouse" in the Act to recognize legally married same-sex couples even if they reside in states...

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On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015.  The law, for the first time, allows military members to name special needs trusts as beneficiaries of Survivor Benefit Plans (SBP).  Through SBPs members of the military can elect...

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