Little Known Risks For Do-It-Yourself Medicaid Applications

Is a Texas nursing home a possibility for you or someone you care about? Then you’ll likely find yourself having to file Medicaid application sooner or later. Why? Because outrageous monthly nursing home costs can lead to financial ruin. The Medicaid program is the only federal program that helps pay long-term care nursing home costs. You may […]

If You Don’t Know What a Durable Financial Power of Attorney is, Read This

Defining Durable Financial Power of Attorney & Other Important Terms What is a Durable Financial Power of Attorney? What about an advance healthcare directive? What about a living will? When it comes to legal and financial planning, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Every specialized area of life has its own vocabulary. Estate planning and elder […]

Should you prepare a Texas Nursing Home Medicaid application yourself?

Whether or not it’s advisable to prepare and submit your own application for Texas Medicaid nursing home benefits turns on several questions: How complicated is the applicant’s financial picture? How well-organized are you? How much time do you have available? How comfortable are you dealing with a government bureaucracy? Can you afford to lose a […]

Gifts Exempt From Medicaid Penalty Speed Up Eligibility

Most people are not aware of gifts exempt from Medicaid penalty.  The common belief is Medicaid rules prohibit making gifts when a family member needs nursing home care.  Medicaid gifting rules actually encourages certain transfers.  Misunderstanding these rules can financially devastate your family. The annual costs of nursing home care in the Texas metropolitan areas […]

Medicaid Planning: Don’t Try This At Home

A few months back an article in the Dallas Morning News warned against doing Medicaid planning without professional guidance.  As an attorney, it’s no secret I’m going to advise families to seek competent legal advice.  I became a lawyer to help people understand their rights under Texas and Fedeal laws.   Medicaid laws are some of […]