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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.

Most Are Taking Social Security at the Wrong Time

Most Are Taking Social Security at the Wrong Time

A new report finds that almost all retirees are deciding to take Social Security at the wrong time, and are losing out on more than $100,000 per household in the process. The average Social Security recipient would receive 9 percent more income in retirement if they...

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How to Use a Trust in Medicaid Planning

How to Use a Trust in Medicaid Planning

With careful Medicaid planning, you may be able to preserve some of your estate for your children or other heirs while meeting Medicaid's low asset limit. The problem with transferring assets is that you have given them away. You no longer control them, and even a...

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October 2019 newsletter now available

October 2019 newsletter now available

We’ve just released out October 2019 newsletter from R. F. Meyer & Associates.  This edition of our digital newsletter includes articles about: Using trusts in Medicaid planning; When to start taking Social Security; Things to look for when purchasing an annuity,...

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Recently transferred assets can gum up Medicaid application

Recently transferred assets can gum up Medicaid application

In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. Congress does not want you to move into a nursing home on Monday, give all your money to your children (or whomever) on Tuesday, and qualify for Medicaid on Wednesday. So it has imposed...

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Will My Advance Directive Work in Another State?

Will My Advance Directive Work in Another State?

Making sure your end-of-life wishes are followed no matter where you happen to be is important. If you move to a different state or split your time between one or more states, you should make sure your advance directive is valid in all the states you frequent. An...

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September newsletter available

September newsletter available

Earlier today we released the September 2019 newsletter from R.F. Meyer & Associates. This edition contains three informative articles about Medicaid rules on the coverage of long-term care in nursing homes, and a fourth about important estate planning...

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Reports Find Hospice Deficiencies Go Unaddressed

Reports Find Hospice Deficiencies Go Unaddressed

Hospice care is supposed to help terminally ill patients maintain their quality of life at the end of their life, but two new government reports find that serious problems in some hospices may be actually causing harm to hospice patients. The reports propose that...

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