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How Does Medicaid Treat Income?

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Mar 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

How Does Medicaid Treat Income? The basic Medicaid rule for nursing home residents is that they must pay all of their income, minus certain deductions, to the nursing home. The deductions include a $60-a-month personal needs allowance (this amount may be somewhat higher or lower in your state), a...

Medicaid Protections for the Healthy Spouse

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Feb 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Medicaid Protections for the Healthy Spouse Medicaid law provides special protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants to make sure the spouses have the minimum support needed to continue to live in the community while their husband or wife is receiving long-term care benefits, usually in a...

Free Tax Preparation Help Is Available to Seniors

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Feb 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Free Tax Preparation Help Is Available to Seniors Seniors and retirees should know that they may be able to use online tax preparation software free of charge. Most low- and middle-income Americans qualify for the free help, but do not take advantage of it. And all seniors are eligible for free c...

The SECURE Act Makes Big Changes to Retirement Plans

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Dec 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The SECURE Act Makes Big Changes to Retirement Plans Congress has passed and sent to the President a spending bill that contains major changes to retirement plans. The bipartisan legislation is designed to provide more incentives to save for retirement, but it may require workers to rethink some ...

Medicaid’s Treatment of the Home - 2019

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Dec 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Medicaid's Treatment of the Home Nursing home residents do not automatically have to sell their homes in order to qualify for Medicaid, but that doesn't mean the house is completely protected. The state will likely put a lien on the house while the resident is living and attempt to recover the pr...

Medicaid Home Care

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Traditionally, Medicaid has paid for long-term care in a nursing home, but because most individuals would rather be cared for at home and home care is cheaper, all 50 states now have Medicaid programs that offer at least some home care.

Fall 2018 Estate Planning Special

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Nov 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

To encourage prospective clients to think through, discuss, and properly document all of their important decisions by Christmas, I am offering several of my estate planning packages at a reduced rate during the month of November 2018.

Thanksgiving 2018 Dinner Giveaway

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Oct 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving 2018 Dinner Giveaway I would like to give away a basket comprised of everything needed to make a complete Thanksgiving meal to a family in need this year. However, I need your help! Do you know a family in need this Thanksgiving season? If so, please nominate them for my giveaway usi...

New Federal Law Puts Focus on Preventing Elder Abuse

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Federal Law Puts Focus on Preventing Elder Abuse A new federal law is designed to address the growing problem of elder abuse. The law supports efforts to better understand, prevent, and combat both financial and physical elder abuse. The prevalence of elder abuse is hard to calculate because ...

Fall Estate Planning Special

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Oct 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fall Estate Planning Special Happy Fall! I love the cooler weather and the warmth that the change of seasons brings. As we enter this wonderful time of year, and prepare for the holiday season, we are often intentional about spending more time with our families and loved ones. Accordingly, it is ...

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Attorney Sizer provides customized and affordable estate planning (including wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives); elder law services (including long-term care planning, special needs planning for the disabled, and guardianships and conservatorships); probate, estate and trust administration (including advising executors and administrators of estates about post-mortem planning and the local probate process in Virginia), as well as general aging and disability advice in Northern Virginia, including but not limited to Arlington, Alexandria, Ashburn, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Gainesville, Fairfax, Falls Church, Haymarket, Herndon, Leesburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, and throughout Loudoun, Prince William, and Fairfax counties.

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