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Health Insurance Fraud Raises Insurances Costs for Everyone
Fraud involves lying about something or deceiving someone for gain. The gain is usually financial. Health insurance is a complex system that opens the door for many types of fraud. Anyone who defrauds an insurance company is subject to a wide range of penalties, from charges under federal health care ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Healthcare Reform
It should come as no surprise that the interests of health insurance providers and the people they insure sometimes conflict. Providers want to minimize costs while plan participants want comprehensive coverage with minimal restrictions or out-of-pocket costs. Federal healthcare reform legislation that ... Read more

You May Have to Pay for Your Parents' Care
It's legally well established that parents have a responsibility to financially support their children. In approximately half of all states, however, the reverse is true as well - adult children have a legal responsibility to support their parents when their parents don't have sufficient income to take ... Read more

Rules to Transfer Assets for Medicaid Look-Back Periods
In addition to providing low-income families and seniors over the age of 65 with health care coverage, Medicaid also pays for long-term nursing home care for elders. If your parent is reaching the age where you think a nursing home might become a possibility, it's important to begin planning years in ... Read more

Information about Long-Term Care and Hospice Care
When you face a chronic illness or disability, long-term care is an important consideration. Services provided as long-term care cover daily living needs such as personal hygiene, meal preparation, and transportation. Hospice care is a consideration when your illness is untreatable and likely to result ... Read more

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Disability as that term is used by Social Security is soemthing that prevents you from working.  If you receive permanent disability, and then reach age 65 or retirement age, you then receive Soc ...Read more

There is not enough information here to answer a question.  If the trust is irrevocable, it usually cannot be changed, and payment must be made to the beneficairies as set forth in the trust.&nbs ...Read more

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Brother with DPOA will not tell me where my Mother is.

Q: Brother and Mother live in Allegheny County, and I am in Wheeling. Mother signed a General Durable Power of Attorney over to my brother. Mother was in an Independent Living Facility, but after a ... Read more

Senior HUD living person comes into large sum of money

Q: If a senior lives in a HUD senior apartment and comes into a large sum of money, what happens to their status of living there? Also, what about Medicare and Medicaid benefits? How will they reac ... Read more

Brother forged deceased mom's check

Q: Can I press forgery charges on behalf of my late mother? My mother died recently and we have discovered that a sibling signed my mother's name to several checks that were drawn on my mother's cr ... Read more

Do I have to pay mom's money back to a nursing home?

Q: My mom paid off my car and then went into the nursing home. The deal was, a few years later would I have to pay that amount to the nursing home. My mom is getting very forgetful if she gave me m ... Read more

A Question I am asked often is "What is a Personal Representative and what does the Personal Representative do?"

The Florida Bar states: "The personal representative is the person, bank, or trust company appointed by the judge to be in charge of the administration of the decedent’s probate estate. In ... Read more

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