Monthly Archives August 2017

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 Indiana.  We understand only about 400 Hoosier
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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 challenged because it may
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