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New rules make it more difficult for veterans to qualify for long-term benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) put in place new rules that make it more difficult to qualify for long-term care benefits. The rules, similar to those already in force for Medicaid, establish an asset limit, a look-back period, and asset transfer penalties for claimants applying for pension benefits that require a showing of financial need. 

NEW BROKERAGE ACCOUNT SAFEGUARDS AIM TO PROTECT SENIORS

As the population ages, elder financial abuse is a mounting problem, and vulnerable seniors can become victims of scammers who convince them to empty their investment accounts. For that reason, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the organization that regulates sales of securities, issued new rules effective in 2018 to protect seniors with brokerage accounts from financial scams.

THREE REASONS WHY GIVING YOUR HOUSE TO YOUR CHILDREN ISN'T THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT IT FROM MEDICAID

Are you afraid of losing your home if you have to enter a nursing home and apply for long term care Medicaid? While this fear is well-founded, transferring the home to your children is usually not the best way to protect it.

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