VA Aid and Attendance | Factoring in Social Security and Medicaid

By |2020-07-01T00:46:57-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Aid and Attendance Benefits, Mortellaro Law, VA Benefits|

During the application process for the VA’s Aid and Attendance pension benefit, one of the many things you are required to disclose is all sources of income. Chief among them is Social Security. A lesser-known application factor is whether you are receiving Medicaid benefits. Social Security income is used to calculate your income against your [...]

Medicaid Benefits | Dealing with Retirement Accounts

By |2020-07-01T00:44:49-04:00June 25th, 2020|medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Most people save large sums of money for retirement in 401(k) or IRA accounts. So many folks automatically believe Medicaid benefits are out of reach. On the surface that might seem true. As a reminder, those individuals who have more than $2,000 in countable assets or $2,349 in gross income per month for 2020 are [...]

Medicaid Benefits | Can I Use Them When Traveling Out-of-State?

By |2020-07-01T00:41:39-04:00June 18th, 2020|medicaid assistant, medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Medicaid Benefits A frequent question asked by new Florida Medicaid Benefits recipients is: Can I use my Medicaid benefits if I am traveling out of state and something happens? The answer is: It depends. Florida Medicaid never covers healthcare services in another country or for any assisted living facilities located out-of-state. Emergency Services Healthcare If [...]

Medicaid Benefits | Why Not Hiring a Medicaid Lawyer May Cost You More

By |2020-06-10T10:44:54-04:00June 10th, 2020|medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Those who forgo hiring an experienced Medicaid benefits attorney to save money in the short run sometimes run into pitfalls that are much more costly in the long run. The Medicaid program in Florida is expansive and confusing, especially for first-time applicants. Many well-meaning people run afoul of the rules, or didn’t know so many [...]

VA Aid and Attendance | How Much Does The Benefit Pay?

By |2020-05-19T16:08:09-04:00May 28th, 2020|Aid and Attendance Benefits, Mortellaro Law, VA Benefits|

Qualifying veterans or their surviving spouses can receive financial assistance through the VA Aid and Attendance benefit from the Department of Veteran Affairs. Tax-free monthly deposits go to individuals who require help from others with activities of daily living or are otherwise homebound. If you have questions about the basic qualifying rules, read our blog [...]

Medicaid Benefits | How Financial abuse can lead to Medicaid denials

By |2020-05-18T10:38:54-04:00May 18th, 2020|medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Medicaid Benefits | Elder financial abuse occurs when someone knowingly or willfully takes advantage of an older adult for personal monetary gain. Sadly, family members, caretakers, and healthcare providers are typically the ones committing financial abuse most often. Financial exploitation can devastate low-income older adults, who rely on Medicaid for their health and long-term care [...]

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Medicaid Benefits | How Can You Afford Nursing Home Care?

By |2020-05-18T10:37:03-04:00May 7th, 2020|medicaid benefits, medicaid benefits attorney, Mortellaro Law|

Medicaid Benefits | Everyone says they would prefer to live out their golden years in their home. That’s the ideal for most people. But the reality is more than 1.3 million Americans live in skilled nursing homes, according to a 2015 study cited by the Centers for Disease Control. No doubt those numbers are higher [...]

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Elder Law Attorney | Documents Everyone Should Consider

By |2020-05-18T10:33:50-04:00April 29th, 2020|elder law attorney, Elder Law Attorney Tampa, Mortellaro Law|

A comprehensive estate plan is the most effective way to ensure your family knows how you want to deal with end-of-life issues and your affairs after your death. Proper planning and execution with an elder law attorney leaves them with a set of instructions that comply with Florida’s statutes. Here are several estate planning documents [...]

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