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Medicaid Estate Recovery in PA: How It Works

“Estate recovery” is Pennsylvania’s program for recovering Medicaid costs from the estates of recipients who have died. For example, if Aunt Martha spent a year in a nursing home receiving Medicaid and then died owning a house worth $200,000, the estate recovery...

What is Power of Attorney (and Why Have One)?

If you need some clarity on what exactly a "durable power of attorney" is, and why it's important to have one, watch the short video below. Here I give you my thoughts on what can happen if you don't have power of attorney, and...

Medicaid planning for single/widowed in nursing home

Readers of our blog have heard of the many ways assets can be protected for the spouse of a nursing home resident when applying for Medicaid benefits. What about someone who is widowed or never married? Without a spouse to give assets to under the spousal protection...