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Medicaid Eligibility Changes – 2021

By Miles Hurley | January 19, 2021

Elder Law Quick Facts At the beginning of each year, there are changes in the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and benefit amounts for VA Aid and Attendance.  This is because these numbers change with each Social Security change, and Social Security changes go into effect on January 1st of each year. 1.3% increase in Social…

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Elder Law QuickFacts for 2020: Updated Medicaid and VA Numbers

By Miles Hurley | February 5, 2020

  At the beginning of each year, there are changes in the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and benefit amounts for VA Aid and Attendance.  This is because these numbers change with each Social Security change, and Social Security changes go into effect on January 1st of each year. This year, we have a 1.6% increase…

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VA Aid and Attendance Benefits: How to Apply for VA Benefits

By Miles Hurley | November 20, 2019

Our last blog discussed the pitfalls of qualifying for VA benefits. If you meet all the criteria for a special pension from the VA, you still have to go through a rigorous application process. The VA pension application makes the Medicaid application look simple. . Once the actual application is completed and filed with the VA,…

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The Number One Mistake Most People Make About VA Aid and Attendance Benefits

By Miles Hurley | November 13, 2019

Each year, November is designated as National Veterans and Military Families Month. Today, we would like to say thank you to all the men and women who have and are serving our nation. It is an honor to work with so many veterans. Thank you for your service! Over the years, we have worked for…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Using a Caregiver Contract

By Miles Hurley | August 21, 2019

    We know that over 44 million people provide unpaid care to family members and friends to help them deal with a chronic or debilitating illness. This care is worth about $375 billion, and many caregivers are sacrificing wages and financial security to help their loved ones.  It is likely that you are one of these caregivers.…

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Updated Medicaid and VA Numbers for 2019

By Hurley Elder Care Law | January 2, 2019

  Happy New Year! The beginning of the new year usually brings with it changes to Social Security payments as well as the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and benefit amounts for VA Aid and Attendance. This year, the Social Security Administration announced a 2.8% cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) for those receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income…

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Applying for VA Benefits

By Hurley Elder Care Law | December 26, 2018

Our office receives regular calls from families asking about the VA benefits, or Aid and Attendance Benefits. Often times, family members are told about these benefits from another elder care professional. Some even offer to help the families apply for VA benefits. So, how exactly do you apply for VA benefits? Completing the Paperwork If…

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The Extra VA Benefits

By Hurley Elder Care Law | December 19, 2018

  We are constantly amazed by the number of veterans who do not know about the extra benefits from the Veterans Administration that are available to them. Phone calls from concerned family members often reveal that their father or brother never used the VA after his discharge from military service. They never even thought about…

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How Medicaid and VA Benefits Work Together

By Hurley Elder Care Law | December 5, 2018

  Both the VA benefits and Medicaid can be used to pay for long-term care costs, but how they work together is often very confusing. The Basics of VA Benefits The VA benefit can be used to pay for home care, assisted living care, and nursing home care. It pays a set maximum amount to…

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VA Pension with Aid and Attendance 101: Official Dates of War

By Hurley Elder Care Law | November 7, 2018

  As you know, the Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit can offer substantial income to help veterans and their surviving spouses pay for long-term care. This benefit, however, is only for wartime veterans.  More specifically, a veteran must have served for at least 90 days of active duty, must have a discharge that is…

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