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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.

Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

Transferring assets to qualify for Medicaid can make you ineligible for benefits for a period of time. Before making any transfers, you need to be aware of the consequences. Congress has established a period of ineligibility for Medicaid for those who transfer assets....

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July 2020: Coronavirus not going away anytime soon

July 2020: Coronavirus not going away anytime soon

This morning we released our July 2020 Newsletter from R. F. Meyer & Associates.  We hope the release finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy, as our country continues to wrestle with the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the pandemic's effect...

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Gifts and Medicaid Eligibility

Gifts and Medicaid Eligibility

We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but if you think you might someday want to apply for Medicaid long-term care benefits, you need to be careful because giving away money or property can interfere with your eligibility. 

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States May Not Terminate Medicaid During the Pandemic

States May Not Terminate Medicaid During the Pandemic

You should be aware that federal law does not allow states that have accepted increased Medicaid funding to terminate Medicaid benefits while the coronavirus health emergency continues. Access to affordable medical care is especially important during a global health...

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How Low Nursing Home Wages Help COVID-19’s Spread

How Low Nursing Home Wages Help COVID-19’s Spread

In mid-February, a cluster of residents at the Seattle-area nursing home, Life Care Center of Kirkland, came down with a respiratory illness and fever.  On February 28, a 73-year-old female resident tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Over the next...

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