December 18th, 2017
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Eligible Hoosiers Can Now Open an ABLE Account — in Indiana

Eligible Hoosiers Can Now Open an ABLE Account — in Indiana Eligible Hoosiers can now open an ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience account) as of August 1, 2017. An “eligible” Hoosier is a person who develops a disability before the age of twenty-six (26). The person must have had this disability for at least one year or must expect their disability to last at least a year. The Indiana accounts are called INvestABLE Indiana accounts. You can view information about these accounts at https://savewithable.com/in/home.html. These accounts are 529 plans for disabled Hoosiers similar to the 529 plans for college s ...

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Home and Community-Based Services Modernization

Family & Social Services Administration Response to Indiana Division of Aging Update Subject:  Home and Community-Based Services Modernization The Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“INNAELA”) supports the Indiana Division of Aging in its efforts to move funds to support the Indiana plan to age in place.  We favor the shift of funds to home and community-based waiver programs so that more Hoosiers are able to receive care at home instead of in institutions. We particularly believe enhanced Consumer Directed Attendant Care Services (“CDAC”) need to be promoted in ...

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Alert Indiana Medicaid Rule Changes

Alert Indiana Medicaid Rule Changes June, 2017 Medicaid planning with the use of funeral arrangements just became much more difficult in Indiana.  These changes are twofold. The first change has to do with the making of funeral arrangements for family members.  The old law allowed a Medicaid applicant to purchase irrevocable funeral trusts for a spouse, children, stepchildren and spouse of children or stepchildren. The new law only allows the applicant to purchase irrevocable funeral trusts for the applicant and spouse.  The applicant may still buy gravesites and markers for family members.  This change is being chall ...

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