NAELA Journal Volume 8 Issue 1

Irrevocability of Special Needs Trusts: The Tangled Web That Is Woven When English Feuda

By  Mary F. Radford, JD and Clarissa Bryan
The purpose of this article is to describe these doctrines and to illustrate the various ways in which the SSA has used these doctrines to the detriment of Medicaid claimants.

Aid and Attendance Pension Benefits for Veterans and Surviving Spouses: Effective Methods

By  Adam J. Larson, Esq.
This article provides guidance on how Elder Law attorneys can effectively apply for aid and attendance (A&A) benefits on behalf of their clients and addresses some problems inherent in the current VA system attorneys may face in planning for these be

Reverse Mortgage Introduction

By  E. Spencer Bates, Esq.
This issue of NAELA Journal features two articles about reverse mortgages. Both articles acknowledge the dichotomous opinions reverse mortgages invoke.

Keeping Grandma Off the Street: Can HECM Reverse Mortgages Keep More Seniors from Becoming Homeless?

By  Robert T. Cannon, JD, MBA
Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) or “reverse mortgages” have been available to American seniors since their introduction in 1988. In 2009, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) limited their practical use by clarifying a prohibition of subo

Reverse Mortgages and the Current Financial Crisis

By  Paul V. Black, Esq.
In the current financial crisis, many baby boomers find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet: how to fund their retirement, long-term care, and other needs with diminished investment income, endangered pensions, and often modest government

Case Note: District Court Fails to Recognize the Need for a Post-Ahlborn Hearing to Determ

By  Ron M. Landsman, Esq., CAP
The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Arkansas Dept. of Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn, seemed to portend a new day in dealing with Medicaid agencies’ claims against the personal injury recoveries of Medicaid beneficiaries.

Spring 2012


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