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Medicaid. The best advice is to Get help!

Medicaid eligibility rules are extremely complex and confusing, and impossible to understand without legal assistance. The United States Supreme Court has called the Medicaid laws “an aggravated assault on the English language, resistant to attempts to understand it.” Schweiker v. Gray Panthers, 453 U.S. 34, 43 (1981). Additionally, the United States Court of Appeals for our own Fourth Circuit (just below the U.S. Supreme Court), in a case arising out of Virginia, has called the Medicaid Act one of the “most completely impenetrable texts within human experience” and “dense reading of the most tortuous kind.” Rehab. Association of Virginia v. Kozlowski,…

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Veterans can utilize VA and Medicare Benefits

Qualifying veterans can receive care at VA facilities. Additionally, those 65 years old and older – and those with certain disabilities – may qualify for Medicare. The VA and Medicare offer different, yet valuable, benefits to veterans." Through the VA, eligible veterans have access to a full range of preventive outpatient and inpatient services, within the VA health care system, which includes hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacies and doctors nationwide. VA co-payments and deductibles, including the costs of prescription drugs, are generally less than Medicare. Eligibility for benefits is based on a priority system. According to the United States Department…

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Many Veterans and their families are uniformed that the Veterans Administration has benefits that pay for home care providers.

Many Veterans and their families are uniformed that the Veterans Administration has benefits that pay for home care providers. Senior Life Care Planning, helps veterans qualify for those VA programs. Therefore, an in-home caregiver can provide services i.e. preparing meals, light housework, bathing, etc. for those Veterans who require assistance at home. Terri Mason, care manager for Senior Life Care Planning states that “There are many VA programs, which can help many veterans, their widows and families and we want to get the word out, so that our deserving veterans know these programs are available to them.”  A Veteran’s eligibility…

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