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Understanding elder law : issues in estate planning, medicaid, and long-term care benefits
Hunt, L. Rush.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, American Bar Association, [2002]

Physical Description:
xi, 340 pages : forms ; 23 cm + 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.)
General Note:
Includes index.
Client rapport and ethical considerations -- Advance directives -- Planning for incapacity -- Social security -- Veterans benefits -- Medicare -- Supplemental security income -- Medicaid -- Planning techniques to qualify for medicaid eligibility -- Retirement plans and benefits -- Income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes -- Estate planning.
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This book/disk package overviews various areas of law relevant to advising the elder client. It deals with client rapport and ethical considerations when working with elder clients, and covers common medical issues in elder law such as advance directives on medical care and planning for incapacity, and different types of benefits including Social Security, veterans' benefits, and Supplemental Security Income. There are separate chapters devoted to Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, plus chapters on retirement plans, taxes, and estate planning. The accompanying disk contains forms and checklists. Hunt is a lawyer specializing in estate and trust law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

List of Formsp. v
Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Chapter 1 Client Rapport and Ethical Considerationsp. 1
Chapter 2 Advance Directivesp. 15
Chapter 3 Planning for Incapacityp. 33
Chapter 4 Social Securityp. 53
Chapter 5 Veterans Benefitsp. 93
Chapter 6 Medicarep. 117
Chapter 7 Supplemental Security Incomep. 149
Chapter 8 Medicaidp. 179
Chapter 9 Planning Techniques to Qualify for Medicaid Eligibilityp. 207
Chapter 10 Retirement Plans and Benefitsp. 233
Chapter 11 Income, Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Taxesp. 249
Chapter 12 Estate Planningp. 301
About the Authorsp. 327
Indexp. 329