Why Do I Need An Elder Law Attorney For Medicaid?

Posted on December 17, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

If you are like most seniors, you will need long term care in your life. Long term care is expensive, and it could quickly deplete the entirety of your savings and assets. Medicaid is a government program that can pay for your long term care. But since Medicaid is a needs-based program, only certain people […]

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What Does A Medicaid Lawyer Do?

Posted on December 15, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

Medicaid is a needs-based system that can provide value healthcare benefits to you or your loved one. One of the most valuable benefits is long term care Medicaid, where the government can help cover most, if not all, of your nursing home care costs. But these government benefits are not just handed to anyone. You […]

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How Can I Protect My Assets From Medicaid In Indiana?

Posted on December 13, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

If you exceed Medicaid’s asset limits, you need to spend down and potentially deplete most of your assets to qualify. If you transfer or give away your assets before applying, you might be penalized and ineligible for benefits. Because of this, satisfying Medicaid’s asset limits requires careful planning and consideration. Read on to learn more about long-term care Medicaid asset limits, including what you can do to protect your assets and still receive benefits.

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Posted on November 10, 2021 by Hawkins Elder Law.

This article describes long-term care benefits and eligibility requirements for our aging Hoosier veterans.

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Health Care Representative V. Attorney-In-Fact In Indiana

Posted on June 30, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

Gradual Recognition You notice your mom is forgetting things and begin to worry about her health. She recognizes that her memory loss is affecting her life and agrees to see a neurologist. Together, you hear the devastating news that your mom has early-onset Alzheimer’s. She realizes it too. The doctor recommends taking precautions regarding your […]

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Transfers During Medicaid’s Look-Back Period

Posted on June 27, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

Grandparents often love to shower their grandchildren with money and expensive gifts. These wonderful heartfelt gifts may cause joy in the moment, but some of them may be costly down the line. Why? State and federal laws penalize some gift-givers for making “uncompensated transfers.” What Are Uncompensated Transfers? Federal law prohibits states from paying long-term […]

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Revocable Trust V. Irrevocable Trust

Posted on June 24, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

The difference between a revocable trust and irrevocable trust can be the difference between losing property and protecting it as a legacy for future generations. Although the revocable/irrevocable trust distinction may seem obvious, this article explains the distinction’s importance for a variety of estate planning goals. Revocable and Irrevocable Trust Examples Imagine two brothers named […]

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What Executors (Personal Representatives) Need To Know

Posted on June 17, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

Most people find news of a loved one’s death emotionally overwhelming.  Your stress level may intensify when you discover that the deceased person’s last will and testament (the “Will”) names you as the estate’s executor. As executor, you may be the one person that helps keep all the pieces together as family members deal with […]

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What Is A Donor-Advised Endowment Fund?

Posted on June 10, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

You’re interested in supporting tax-exempt charities but don’t want your money used any way they please. Suppose you want a charity to manage donations with your input and under your direction. In that case, a charitable foundation in your home community could help you achieve that goal with a donor-advised endowment fund. A donor-advised endowment […]

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Will Versus Living Will

Posted on February 10, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

The attorneys at Hawkins Elder Law discuss the difference between a living will and a last will and testament.

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