Month: January 2017

What Medical Services Are Subject to Washington’s Estate Recovery Laws?

Federal law requires that all states have estate recovery laws in place, which permit states to recoup some or all of their Medicaid Long-Term Care...

What is the Aid and Attendance Pension for Veterans?

Veterans and their surviving spouses who are eligible for a VA pension may be entitled to “Aid and Attendance” in some cases. This monthly amount...

Can I Establish a Supplemental Needs Trust for My Surviving Spouse?

You can establish a supplemental needs trust for your spouse or child in order to provide for him or her following your death. Where you...

What is the Difference Between a Probate and Non-Probate Asset?

Probate refers to the legal process by which a person’s assets, or “estate,” are distributed to heirs or beneficiaries following his or her death. If...

Is an Annuity Right for Me?

If you are facing an immediate need for Long-Term Care for you or your spouse, and you have only a moderate amount of income and/or...

What Kinds of Insurance Pay for Long-Term Care?

Long-Term Care encompasses a whole range of medical and personal care services that may be increasingly necessary as you age. These services can be as...

Do I Need Both an Advance Directive and a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions?

An Advance Directive and a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions both are legal documents that address your wishes with respect to future...

What are Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment in the State of Idaho?

If you or a loved one has a terminal diagnosis, you have the right to direct whether or not you would want resuscitation efforts should...

What is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Health Care Directive?

A Living Will is simply another name for a Health Care Directive. This legal document, also known as an Advance Directive, allows you the opportunity...

What Are the Goals of Asset Protection Estate Planning?

The overall goal of Asset Protection Estate Planning is to insulate your assets from creditors, or in the case of Long-Term Care planning, from the...