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Estate tax figures for 2016

The federal lifetime estate tax exemption will increase modestly next year. Effective January 1, 2016, the exemption will ... more »

Spouses lose two Social Security-maximing strategies

Some say the federal budget passed in October closes Social Security loopholes that needed closing. Others say it cuts off... more »

Medicare to cover end-of-life care preference counseling

Beginning in January 2016, Medicare will cover counseling sessions for patients who wish to discuss their end-of life care... more »

Veterans Day tribute to all veterans, and one in particular: my uncle

My brother Marshall Karp posted a touching tribute on his Facebook page for our Uncle Irving (aka Uncle Icky). All our vet... more »

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Florida Medicaid Planning For Long-Term Nursing Home Care

Our Florida elder law attorneys are familiar with Medicaid benefits and Veterans benefits and can assist families struggling to pay for a loved one's long-term nursing home expenses and preserve assets.

Often, spending down and going broke is not the only option for a family. Our Florida elder law attorneys know the ins and outs of Florida Medicaid laws and Veterans benefits laws. We know many perfectly legal techniques that may allow you to qualify for Medicaid benefits and Veterans benefits before you lose everything to long-term care expenses! We can assist you to protect and preserve assets even if your loved one is already in a nursing home. 

Medicaid laws are highly complex. So are the rules for Veterans benefits. Do not go it alone, as a mishandled application can result in the continued erosion of your assets. Before you take any action, be sure to consult with the certified elder law attorneys of The Karp Law Firm.

Read more about Medicaid planning and Veterans benefits planning for nursing home expenses:


Medicaid Eligibility: Nuts and Bolts


Documents Required, Or Don't Throw This Stuff Away


How an Irrevocable Trust Can Protect Assets and Achieve Medicaid eligibility


Solving the Excess Income Problem with a Qualified Income Trust


Veterans Benefits You Need To Know About, and Avoiding the Medicaid Time Bomb