Middle class Americans seeking asset protection cannot afford to ignore the potentially devastating costs of nursing home and other long-term care. Nursing homes are among the most common and largest creditors an average American is likely to face in his or her lifetime. For most, Medicaid is the primary source of payment, so a basic understanding of the Medicaid asset protection process is vital for all professionals who work with seniors and their families. This course will provide an overview of asset protection concepts and strategies that elder law attorneys can use to legally and ethically protect assets while facilitating earlier Medicaid eligibility; and a set of crisis-management tools to prevent and correct inadvertent loss of benefits. Register today!
Learn what the resource eligibility requirements are when applying for Medicaid.
Protect your clients' interests by knowing what's exempt and what's not.
Guide clients through the Medicaid qualification process by knowing what's involved.
Employ the most practical and effective asset transfer methods to comply with the spend-down requirement.
Explore crisis planning methods to restore Medicaid benefits as quickly as possible.
Applying for Medicaid - The Four Eligibility Requirements
John R. Bennett , of counsel to Eldreth Law Firm, PLLC, serves clients in eastern and central North Carolina. His practice focus is Medicaid and estate planning, and qualifying clients for Medicaid long term care assistance. Mr. Bennett served as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, where he taught the estate planning course. He also served as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Accountancy, where he taught estate and gift tax in the Graduate Accounting Program. Mr. Bennett has been a presenter and course planner for numerous bar association courses, including the review course for lawyers seeking to be designated as a specialist in estate planning and probate law. He has served on the North Carolina Bar Association's Continuing Education Committee for the Estate Planning Section. Mr. Bennett earned his M.B.A. degree from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business; his undergraduate degree from the University of the South; his J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law; and his Masters of Law in taxation from the tax program at the University of Florida School of Law.
Emma R. Hemness is the founder of the Law Office of Emma Hemness PA, located in the Tampa Bay area where she focuses her practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, and special needs law. She is board certified in elder law by The Florida Bar, and is also nationally board certified as a CELA by the National Elder Law Foundation. Ms. Hemness is a member of the Public Policy Task Force, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Special Needs Alliance. She has been accredited by the Veterans Administration since 2008.
Thomas J. Murphy is an attorney located in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix. His practice emphasizes estate planning, elder law (including nursing home issues), all probate matters (including contested matters and guardianships), and tax controversies. Mr. Murphy has regularly appeared before the Arizona Court of Appeals, litigating many of the cutting-edge appellate cases in probate law. He has successfully litigated cases in the U.S. Tax Court, the Arizona Tax Court, and the Arizona Board of Tax Appeals. Mr. Murphy is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the State Bar of Arizona (Tax Law, Probate and Trust Law, Mental Health and Elder Law sections), and the Arizona Medicaid Planning Council. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Phoenix Tax Workshop and the Editorial Board of NAELA News. Mr. Murphy graduated from Tufts University, with honors, and earned his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School.
Horace Nation is an experienced trial attorney at his practice, The Law Office of H.H. “Chip” Nation, LLC, with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. He is skilled in civil litigation, writing, oral advocacy, motion and trial practice, negotiation, mediation, and appeals. Mr. Nation earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from The University of Alabama and his J.D. degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. He is authorized to practice law in the state of Alabama.
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