of the law. MoBarCLE has answered the call for
and sharing of expertise in this area with Missouri Elder Law. This
provides practical advice on setting up and managing an elder law
including sample forms and checklists, and for advising clients on
options and services. The comprehensive chapter on retirement benefits
sections on Social Security, railroad retirement, military retirement,
government pensions, ERISA, deferred compensation, and nonprofits.
help your clients and the benefits and features of those
including special needs trusts and d4A trusts. Find a chapter dedicated
areas of income tax law that have special application to the elderly or
might be of particular interest to them. Chapter 5 contains a thorough,
summary of the Medicare programs, including Part D prescription drug
The chapter includes practical tips and discussion of what is covered,
appeals process, and time limits. Learn how to better advise your
plan for and pay for long-term care with information on what costs to
long-term-care insurance, other resources available, tax implications,
algorithm for computing the cost of long-term care.
MO HealthNet, including what is covered and eligibility
requirements. Find coverage of family rights and responsibilities that
the elder law setting, the FMLA, and ethical issues that attorneys need
consider when working in this area. Chapter 9 includes a
discussion of powers of attorney, including sample language for
powers, and covers financial powers of attorney, durable powers of
health care, and health care and life support declarations.
you through the process of appointing a guardian or
conservator and of administering a guardianship or conservatorship. You
find chapters on nursing home residents’ rights and on elder abuse and
that include discussions of remedies, penalties, indicators, and
available. You will also find chapters to help you advise your clients
housing alternatives and home and community-based services, including
Missouri Aging Information Network and the Missouri Rx Plan (MoRx).
The comprehensive 173-page 2015 supplement includes updates on financial information (amounts, eligibility, assets), legislation (e.g., effects of the federal Affordable Care Act and the Missouri Criminal Code 2014 Revision), caselaw, and websites and a complete revision of the discussion of Medicare appeals (including the demise of the “Improvement Standard” requirement for skilled care and what to do if your client is denied coverage based on this standard).
There are eighteen new sections in the 2015 supplement discussing topics related to 1) retirement benefits, including a) same-sex marriage, b) conception after death, c) representative payee, and d) ERISA liens; 2) the abandonment of the distinction between Support and Discretionary Distribution Standards by the Restatement (Third) of Trusts and Uniform Trust Code and why this is important; 3) the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 and the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act; 4) nursing home residents’ rights and nursing home liability, including negligent supervision and hiring or retention; and 5) more!
including online resources. Included with
book is a full-text, fully searchable CD-ROM that also includes the
forms in the deskbook.