elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

TCA 30-2-310 was amended effective April 7, 2021. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 30-2-310, is amended by adding the following as new subsection (c): (c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), § 71-5-116, and §§ 30-2-306 – 30-2-309: (1) If the bureau of TennCare receives a notice to creditors as defined in § 30-2-306(b) within twelve (12) […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was officially June 15, 2021, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be aware of it every day. The USC Center for Elder Justice has Tools & Tips and an Action Kit to help us address this problem. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity for communities around the world […]

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The general rule under 42 U.S. Code § 1396p(c)(1) is that any transfer for less than fair market value results in assessment of a transfer of resources penalty. There are, however, exceptions to the general rule. Subsection (c)(2)(A)(iv) is one of those exceptions and it provides that no penalty can be assessed if a home […]

The following links can be used to research health care providers and, if necessary, to file a complaint with State licensing boards and boards of certification: Complaint and Discipline Process for Nurses (Powerpoint by Georgia Board of Nursing) Contact Information For Filing a Complaint with the State Survey Agency ( Do your research about your doctor or […]

Frontline posted a new podcast regarding a race-related murder in Chicago in 1955. That murder resulted in a bill named for the victim that would wind up in the halls of Congress. It was aimed at bringing justice to unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Around the same time, the Department of Justice and […]

The University of Alabama School of Law Director, Elder Law Clinic The University of Alabama School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Director for its Elder Law Clinic. The Director oversees and conducts all phases of legal advocacy for clinic clients, teaches and supervises clinic students, and manages law clinic staff. The position […]

Elder mistreatment is common in our society, particularly among older adults with cognitive impairment and dementia. Using practical clinical and legal tools, we can look for high-risk situations and prevent abuse, and we can detect abuse at early stages to stop it from getting worse. Led by a physician and an attorney with years of […]

Trust corpus found to be countable ( R.I. Super.) ————————————- Jeanne M. Biagetti established a revocable trust in 1998. According to counsel, it became irrevocable in 2001 when she became unable to manage her own financial affairs. When She applied for Medicaid in 2009, however, the trust was found to be a countable resource and […]

CMS has no obligation to accept an MSP liability allocation without an adjudication on the merits (W.D. Kentucky) In this is Medicare Secondary Payer case, Hadden sought waiver of recovery of a condition payment. After suing to recover for injuries sustained in a collision, Hadden settled for $125,000, in addition to receiving $10,000 in Kentucky […]

Tax Cases

elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

Transfer of Partnership Interest Was Not Immediate Gift (TC) —————————————— The tax court was faced with whether gifts petitioners made of limited partnership interests to their adult children during 2000, 2001, and 2002 qualified as annual exclusions pursuant to section 2503(b). The court found that they did not. On September 11, 1997, petitioners formed Price […]

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