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Author: Jeffery D. Stinson, Certified Elder Law Attorney

Jeff is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, a distinction held by only a handful of lawyers in Indiana. For almost 20 years, he has focused on elder law, estate planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, Veterans Affairs benefits planning, special needs planning, guardianships, and estate administration.
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Three Basic Principles to Know About Medicaid and VA Pension Benefits

If you are a business or organization serving aging or disabled Hoosiers, knowing a few basic principles about Medicaid and VA benefits can provide a lot of value to your clients and set you apart from your competition.  Also if you have an aging parent or may be concerned about how to pay for long […]

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Jeff Stinson to Present Seminar on Health Care Advance Directives

In conjunction with Indy Real Estate Experts, at Century 21 Scheetz, Jeff Stinson will be be presenting a free live workshop entitled, “Health Care Advance Care Planning, Do You Have Your Plan?” In this workshop, Jeff will review how to appoint your health care surrogate, how to document your desires in the matter of life […]

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The Miller Trust, Not a Medicaid Snipe Hunt

Whenever I first discuss the need for and use of a Qualified Income Trust (aka Miller Trust) with a client, I think they often believe I am taking them on a Medicaid equivalent of a Snipe Hunt.  I imagine the client picturing me and my staff all jumping out of our hiding places at the […]

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Recent Change to Recording Statute Causing Headaches

The change of one word in the Indiana statute on recording is causing headaches for some individuals trying to record instruments.  Senate Enrolled Act No. 340 amended Indiana Code 32-21-2-3 so that as of July 1, 2020, any document to be recorded in Indiana must have both a notarized signature of the grantor of the […]

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Can You Transfer Your Medicare and Medicaid Plans When You Move to Another State?

Does your Medicare or Medicare plan transfer if you move? If you plan to move states, can you take your Medicare or Medicaid plans with you? The answer depends on whether you have original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Medicaid. Medicare If you have original Medicare (Plans A and B), you can move anywhere in the […]

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Top Five Principles to Know When Managing a Medicaid Recipient’s Countable Assets

Did I just screw up my loved ones Medicaid eligibility?  It may not be as bad as you think.  Once an individual is approved for Medicaid, he or she will only be able to have $2,000 or less in countable assets in his or her name at the beginning of each month.  (A Medicaid recipient […]

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