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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Medicaid and Medicare In Indiana For Older, Disabled Americans

Posted on February 3, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

The attorneys at Hawkins Elder Law provide you with this overview of Medicare and Medicaid in Indiana so that you know which program applies to your situation.

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Who Is In Charge Of My Money?

Posted on January 27, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

Hawkins Elder Law discusses who is in control of your assets and financial affairs at various points in your life.

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Incapacity And Guardianship In The Hoosier State

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

Hawkins Elder Law provides you with this overview on incapacity and guardianship in Indiana.

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Aging In Place In Indiana?

Posted on November 12, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

The attorneys at Hawkins Elder Law discuss what it means to age in place at home and in the community.

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Indiana Family Caregiver Agreement

Posted on August 6, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

Caregiver agreements (also known as personal services contracts) in Indiana are frequently used in family situations where a son or daughter takes responsibility for caring for mom or dad often by living with them and helping them out with their daily activities. These agreements are also really important when it comes to Medicaid – a […]

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Indiana Medicaid Application Issues

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

If you plan on Medicaid footing your nursing home bill in Indiana, be very careful when completing the Indiana Application for Health Care Coverage to avoid getting denied. Medicaid is a government program which provides healthcare benefits including long term care to low income individuals who qualify. However, all too often people have their Medicaid […]

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COVID-19 HAS TAUGHT US…

Posted on June 29, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

COVID-19 has taught us many things about the world, our communities, and ourselves. We learned about distance as the pandemic followed the global economy’s connected pathways into our state capitals and hometowns. The spreading contagion revealed our interdependence as we sheltered in place. Shortages of household goods, high-speed Internet, and access to ailing family members laid bare our vulnerability and unpreparedness. This article reflects on some of those lessons and describes changes that we can expect in the future.

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COVID-19 ESTATE PLANNING CHALLENGES

Posted on April 27, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

This article describes the problems and solutions that healthcare providers, government officials, and lawyers are pursuing to overcome Coronavirus challenges.

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MARRIED IRA OWNERS SHOULD UPDATE ESTATE PLANS

Posted on February 8, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Married IRA owners should update estate plans to address SECURE Act changes to IRA taxation and new Indiana Medicaid policy. This article explains why.

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