Elder Law Archives - Weaver, Bennett & Bland, PA

The Benefits of Medicare

Given the growing health care costs today, it is essential to explore benefits that may alleviate the financial burden that private health insurance can be.  Medicare, a non-means tested program, is a federal health program for individuals who are age 65 or older, certain younger individuals with disabilities, and individuals with End-Stage Renal Disease.  There

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How can Medicaid Planning Help with Nursing Care?

With proper planning, Medicaid can be utilized to bear the cost of skilled nursing care without draining the resources of an individual.  To qualify for Medicaid, an individual and, if married, the spouse must have income and resources below the allowable limits. If your spouse, parent, or loved one requires nursing care, you can discuss

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4 Public Benefits That May Help Your Family

The government offers many programs that aid various types of individuals, including those struggling with issues of hunger, income, and housing.  There are two types of public benefits: means-tested and non-means tested programs.  In addition to other requirements, means-tested programs consider the applicant’s income, resources, or both; non-means tested programs do not take these into

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