Help Paying for Medicare

Medicare is not free; there are premiums and deductibles. If you don't qualify for Medicaid and can't afford a Medigap policy, you may be able to get help paying for the costs of Medicare. There are four Medicare assistance programs, called...

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Long-Term Care Benefits for Veterans and Surviving Spouses

Long-term care costs can add up quickly. For veterans and the surviving spouses of veterans who need in-home care or are in a nursing home, help may be available. The Veterans Administration (VA) has an underused pension benefit called Aid and...

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What to Do With Your Stimulus Check if You Are in a Nursing Home

As the second (and maybe third) round of stimulus checks go out, it is important to know that nursing home residents are not required to turn their checks over to their nursing home. And Medicaid recipients need to spend the cash within a year if it...

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Estate Planning News March 2021

Biden Administration May Spell Changes to Estate Tax and Stepped-Up Basis Rule A new administration usually means that tax code changes are coming. While it remains unclear exactly what tax changes President Biden’s administration will usher...

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When it Comes to Estate Planning

When It Comes to Estate Planning, Don’t Assume – By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq., Partner, Brady & Bader, LLP Estate planning is the area of practice having to do with planning the ultimate distribution of your belongings and...

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Focus on NY Estate Planning

UPCOMING CHANGES TO NYS LAW THAT WILL AFFECT SENIORS AND DISABLED ADULTS The NY Medicaid program is about to undergo the most significant changes to the program since 2006.  Medicaid is the program in New York that, for the elderly, blind and...

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Getting Your Files in Order

  Getting your files in order?  There are still things you need to hold on to … By Nancy J. Brady, RN, Esq., Brady & Bader LLP, Attorneys at Law   Spending time at home the past few months has resulted in many people...

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