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Qualifying for Tax Breaks for a Dependent Parent

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Qualifying for Tax Breaks for a Dependent Parent Contributed by PKS & Company, P.A. https://www.checkpointmarketing.net/n.cfm/page/e105/key/421725351G3535J8615766N9N554944P0P10402246T0/

For many families, the tables may turn, and adult children provide financial support for their parents. For example, you might have moved your in-laws from a long-term care facility into your home during the pandemic for safety and convenience. Or your widowed father might still live in his own home, but his pension might not be enough to cover his living expenses, so you pay his rent and substantial medical costs.

If you pay over half the cost of supporting a parent — regardless of...

What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

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What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Provided by ElderCounsel, Newsletter 5.21

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Medicare and Medicaid are two different government programs for healthcare. It is important to understand the difference between them. Here, we will discuss how the program benefits differ, how eligibility for each program is established, and discuss some recent news pertaining to each program.

Medicare vs. Medicaid – What are the program benefits?

Medicare is a program administered by the federal government to provide healthcare to certain populations. Original Medicare is divided into Parts A and B.

Medicare Part A covers hospital care and a limited...

Supporting Caregivers During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

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By: Emma Driban, JFS Content Developer Written & Published in the June issue of the jVOICE https://www.jfsdelaware.org/supporting-caregivers-during-alzheimers-and-brain-awareness-month/ JFS Delaware - https://www.jfsdelaware.org/

In Delaware alone, there is an estimated 19,000 residents aged 65 and older currently living with dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. While that number is significant, it does not convey the number of people who are impacted by dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. When a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, the diagnosis can have an overwhelming effect on the entire family. Between processing new medical needs and the...

PWW Law Summer Reading List

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PWW Summer Reading List

Several of our team members love to read and envision the sandy beach on a warm summer day as the ideal spot to take in a good book. We’ve compiled a list of books that our team members have enjoyed recently, and we hope our list helps you round out your summer reading. Enjoy!

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

The Water Keeper by Charles Martin

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Public Benefits: Can I Do It Myself?

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Public Benefits: Can I Do It Myself? Contributed by: Danielle M. Marvel, Elder Law Department Manager

Occasionally we meet a client who is brave enough to ask us if they can file for Long Term Care Medicaid or Veteran’s Aid & Attendance on their own. We suspect it is on the tip of most client’s tongues. The short answer: yes, you can. The beginning of the application process for either benefit would be comparable to applying for a highly sought-after new job; the applicant would be nervous, want to do it right, want it to go well, but not know...