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A Planning Guide For Parents Of Children Who Have Special Needs

A Planning Guide For Parents With Children Who Have Special Needs Below are action items to take when you have a child, of any age, who has special needs. Personal Information Keep all of your records and your child’s personal information (name, nicknames, date and place of birth, phone numbers, Medicare number, Medicaid number, addresses, […]

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A Checklist For Beginning Estate Administration

A Checklist For Beginning Estate Administration   Important Papers: Locate and review all of the decedent’s important papers as soon as possible after death. Important papers include funeral arrangements, anatomical gift directions, deeds, accounts & investment statements, wills, trusts, land trusts, gift list that may be referred to in a will or trust document, bonds,

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Why Engage An Elder Law Attorney To Prepare Your Medicaid Application?

Why Engage An Elder Law Attorney To Prepare Your Medicaid Application? The Illinois Medical Assistance Program (“Medicaid”) is the health care program for individuals who do not have another form of insurance or whose insurance does not cover what they need, such as nursing home or supportive living care. A significant number of people must

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Illinois’ Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility Rules

Illinois Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility Rules   In January, 2012, new regulations became effective in Illinois substantially changing eligibility for Medicaid coverage of long-term care. Although effective in January, the local offices of the Illinois Department of Human Services, the agency making determinations of eligibility for Medicaid, did not implement these new regulations until

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Adult Guardianship Facts

Adult Guardianship Facts What is a Guardian? A guardian is a person, institution or agency appointed by the Probate Court to manage the affairs of a person with a disability. Who May Need a Guardian Appointed to Manage Their Affairs? The law presumes that an adult eighteen years of age or older is capable of

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