Estate Planning for Elders Facing Long-Term Care Costs: Medicare, Medicaid and VA Benefits

On November 15, 2016, I presented at the Second Annual Caring for Caregivers Conference at the East Rutherford Community Center. The first section of my presentation focused on guardianship law in New Jersey, Public Benefit Basics, and the use of special needs trusts by parents of adult disabled children. The powerpoint slides from the first part of the presentation were previously posted on this blog.

The second section of my presentation focused on several other topics of concern, such as Planning for Long-Term Care Needs, Government Sources for Payment of Long-Term Care, rules governing Medicare and Medicaid and eligibility for Pension Benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The powerpoint slides for the second section of my presentation follow.

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