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Boca Raton Medicaid Planning Lawyers

What is a Personal Service Contract?

By SAMUELS WOOD PLLC |

Under Florida’s Medicaid program, individuals must meet specific income and asset eligibility requirements to qualify. Individuals applying for long-term care cannot have countable assets that exceed $2,000 (individual applying) or $3,000 (married couple applying). However, an individual may become Medicaid eligible by creating a Personal Service Contract. Personal Service Contracts are a strategic way… Read More »

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What Happens to my Credit Card and/or Travel Rewards When I Pass?

By SAMUELS WOOD PLLC |

If you have travel and/or reward credit cards that allow you to earn “points” or “miles”, your reserve of rewards could be worth thousands of dollars. But what happens to credit card points or miles after you pass? Each company has its own specific requirements and stipulations regarding the transfer of credit card reward… Read More »

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Boca Raton Medicare Lawyers

Florida Medicaid Increases Personal Needs Allowance: Effective July 1, 2023

By SAMUELS WOOD PLLC |

The Florida Legislature recently raised the Florida Medicaid Personal Needs Allowance from $130 per month to $160 per month, effective July 1, 2023. In Florida, Medicaid covers the difference between the full cost of long-term care in a skilled nursing facility and an individual’s income for eligible Florida residents. As a part of their… Read More »

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CPR

CPR for the Elderly: Survival or Suffering?

By SAMUELS WOOD PLLC |

The famous life-saving rescue technique, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), could be worse than death, especially for the elderly. The misconceptions surrounding the use of CPR stems from the unrealistic high success rate of CPR shown on television to add a heroic plot line. In reality, CPR may cause more harm than good, with an out-of-hospital… Read More »

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Power Of Attorney

What Is A Power Of Attorney?

By SAMUELS WOOD PLLC |

Executing a Power of Attorney is an important step to protect your future. With a power of attorney, you can designate someone to act on your behalf, whether or not you are declared incapacitated. This important legal tool allows you to maintain control of your life while having a plan if you need someone… Read More »

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