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Author Archives: Lisa Neeley
The daily headlines are filled with horrific stories describing hundreds of coronavirus deaths at nursing homes across the country. The most vulnerable in the country are the elderly and those with underlying health issues. Nursing homes, by their very nature, … Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, our country has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. For seniors and those with disabilities, this health crisis is particularly challenging and scary. Recently, there have been changes to the Medicaid program and guidance … Continue reading
MCLE Webinar on 7/18 to discuss the Daley and Nadeau decisions and their implications for irrevocable trusts and Medicaid planning
Lisa Neeley will be speaking about her role as lead counsel in the Nadeau case as well as offering her thoughts on the future of Medicaid planning in Massachusetts. Click here for more information and to register for the Webinar.
Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in the cases of Nadeau v. Director of the Office of Medicaid and Daley v. Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. In the unanimous decision, the SJC held … Continue reading
Recently, there has been much discussion in the news about the possibility of Congress radically altering the Medicaid program by converting it into a block grant system. Such a change would convert Medicaid into a system in which each state … Continue reading
As elder law attorneys, it is our goal to have each and every client’s Medicaid application to receive MassHealth benefits ultimately approved. However, the reality is that in some cases, an application may initially be denied. Applications are denied for … Continue reading
The Boston Globe recently published an article concerning MassHealth’s proposed regulatory ban for transfers of assets to pooled trusts for individuals over the age of 65. The article profiles a typical client who might use a pooled trust, an elderly … Continue reading
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to hear oral arguments in two Medicaid eligibility cases involving irrevocable trusts
On January 5, 2017, the highest court in Massachusetts will hear oral arguments in two cases concerning the use of irrevocable trusts in Medicaid planning and denials of long-term care benefits. A synopsis of each case is provided below: