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Welcome to the blog of R. F. Meyer & Associates, where we share company news and informative articles related to our Elder Law, Probate and Estate Planning legal practice.

Payroll Protection Program: Expect some difficulties

Payroll Protection Program: Expect some difficulties

From the CPA Advisory Group of Columbus — We have been monitoring the ongoing saga of the Payroll Protection Program. What is clear is banks are not ready for tidal wave of applications heading their way. The bank websites I visited yesterday (April 2, 2020) are not...

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Make Sure You Are Counted in the 2020 Census

Make Sure You Are Counted in the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is starting soon, and seniors need to be counted. This may be more of a challenge this year because for the first time, the census will be completed largely online. The U.S Constitution mandates that the federal government conduct a census every 10...

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Safe practices, flexible arrangements to deal with Coronavirus

Safe practices, flexible arrangements to deal with Coronavirus

Dear Clients and Referral Partners, As estate planning and elder law attorneys, our practice is dedicated to serving our most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, those who are ill, disabled, experiencing mental health challenges and children with special needs. We...

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Trump Admin. Allows States to Choose Medicaid Block Grants

Trump Admin. Allows States to Choose Medicaid Block Grants

The Trump administration has unveiled a plan to allow states the option to cap Medicaid spending using block grants. While this change does not directly affect nursing home residents on Medicaid and is billed as a way to improve state flexibility in running Medicaid...

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How Does Medicaid Treat Income?

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...

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March Newsletter now available

March Newsletter now available

Yesterday we released the March 2020 e-newsletter from the law offices of R. F. Meyer & Associates. Find a link to it in PDF form below. This month the newsletter features articles about how Medicaid treats income for nursing home residents; how the Trump...

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Medicare Covers Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment

Medicare Covers Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment

Recognizing the huge problems caused by opioid addiction in the United States, Medicare is adding a new outpatient opioid treatment benefit, paying for methadone and related treatment in certain facilities. Under a new rule taking effect in January 2020, Medicare...

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