Department of Labor Rules You Need To Know About

Each month, the Law Offices of Linnea J. Levine PC will provide the latest Elder Law News for your consumption. Our hope is to keep you informed on any and all relevant information at our disposal. This month’s topic: When Can an Adult Child Be Liable for a Parent’s Nursing Home Bill?

Linnea celebrates her 25th year assisting families in the practice areas of Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Estate Planning to preserve their assets and to obtain quality care and eligibility to receive public benefits.

Where’s My New Medicare Card? How to Find Out the Status:

The federal government has begun mailing new Medicare cards to 59 million Americans. You should keep track of when your new card will arrive and contact Medicare if you don’t receive it.

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Promissory Notes and Medicaid

A promissory note is normally given in return for a loan. Classifying transfers as loans rather than gifts can be useful because it sometimes allows parents to “lend” assets to their children and still maintain Medicaid eligibility.

Proposed New Medicare Payment System May Affect Beneficiaries

Medicare is proposing a new flat rate reimbursement system for doctors who treat Medicare patients. Some worry that the plan may cause fewer doctors to accept Medicare.

Since 1998 Linnea qualified and has maintained her qualifications for the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation, approved by the American Bar Association. (The Rules Committee of the Connecticut Superior Court currently does not recognize Elder Law as a concentrated area of practice). She has repeatedly been named as a Super Lawyer in Elder Law for the New England Region. Linnea was named “Most Valuable Member for 2014” by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.