Medigap or Advantage Plan

Is there much of a difference between AARP Medigap and the new Advantage Plan? Medigap through AARP is backing a traditional Medicare Part A and Part B. Both A and B have deductibles and co-payments, and what Medigap does is picks up the co-payments for you.   The Advantage Plan may have different requirements or…

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Veterans Living at Home

How extensive of aid can you get from the Veterans Administration to help someone living in their own home? The VA system talks about helping people by way of money. For a qualified veteran or the spouse of a qualified veteran, there are two ways to gain assistance. If any of your income is being…

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Payments for the Executor

My father passed away in PA, my brother is currently the executor. He is claiming the executor fee is 10% and wants to take 10% from the inheritance.  There is no documentation.  Is this legitimate and what can the rest of us do? Unless the will spells out that he will be paid, he does…

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Medicaid Benefits Qualification Rule

Is property conveyed by a single person to a safe harbor trust subject to the five year transfer penalty for purposes of qualifying for Medicaid coverage? If so, what are the advantages of a safe harbor trust as compared to simply gifting the estate property? For a single person the act of transferring property is…

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