Increase in Irrevocable Prepaid Funeral Contract Limit
December 1st, 2016
We all know how expensive a funeral is in Connecticut. For clients on Medicaid, purchasing an irrevocable prepaid funeral contract is and has been a staple spend-down method for Medicaid eligibility. However, keeping the cost within the $5,400 Medicaid limit, as set forth in C.G.S. 42-207, has been difficult. The $5,400 limit on irrevocable prepaid…
OPEN INVITATION to CT NAELA Social at the Connecticut River Museum, Thursday, October 2oth from 6 to 8 p.m.
October 7th, 2016
Join your fellow Elder Law attorneys for a social event at the Connecticut River Museum on Thursday October 20th from 6-8 PM. Cash bar ($5). Live instrumental music/guitar from Jeffrey Sasso. Light appetizers will be served. Located at 67 Main Street in Essex, The Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT is a beautiful, peaceful spot on…
CONNECTICUT UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT TAKES EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2016
October 6th, 2016
The effective date of the new Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act is October 1, 2016, pursuant to Public Act No. 16-40. The new act makes significant changes to the prior Connecticut law governing Powers of Attorney, and is found in Conn. Gen. Stat. Sections 1-350 to 1-353b, inclusive. The text of Public Act No. 16-40…
REGISTER NOW! CT NAELA Presents its Fall Seminar: PRACTICAL PLANNING IN ELDER LAW Friday, OCTOBER 28, 2016
September 30th, 2016
CT NAELA Presents its Fall Seminar: PRACTICAL PLANNING IN ELDER LAW, Friday, OCTOBER 28, 2016, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Meriden, CT Join other elder law attorneys in a full day program to learn practical tips and catch up on developments in: (1) Fair Hearing: Preparation, Presentation, and Appeal – Attorney Carmine Perri…
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL SPECIAL NEEDS LAW MONTH
September 14th, 2016
NAELA Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month NAELA members will be celebrating with public seminars, special living will days, Special Needs Law clinics, and other activities designed to educate the public. Members: Email NAELA photos and news on what you’re doing to celebrate National Special Needs Law Month in your community (email@example.com). Sign in with your…
CT NAELA Hosts Keynote Speaker, The Honorable Paul J. Knierim, and Elects New Officers and Board Members at Annual Meeting on June 17, 2016
July 14th, 2016
The Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys held its annual meeting on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Keeney Center in Wethersfield. The meeting was highlighted by the presentation of Keynote Speaker, The Honorable Paul J. Knierim, Probate Court Administrator, who had a dynamic discussion with members over recent developments and coming…
House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (H.R. 670) as part of a small legislative package to improve Medicaid!
July 14th, 2016
Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (H.R. 670) as part of a small legislative package to improve Medicaid! The package also includes Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation services for mothers of newborns and limiting the use of federal Medicaid funds to cosmetic drugs except when medically necessary….
THE CURRENT ISSUE OF THE CT NAELA PRACTICE UPDATE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
May 23rd, 2016
Features in this issue: President’s Message by Attorney David Craig Slepian Thoughts Regarding Retention and Appointment of Counsel for Persons With Impaired Capacity in Conservatorship Proceedings by Stephen B. Keogh. New Federal Tax Basis and Reporting Rules Apply to Certain Decedents’ Estates by Elizabeth N. Byrne. Examining the Probate Fee Lien and Re-Examining the Probate…
ACT REVISING CONNECTICUT UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT GOES TO GOVERNOR FOR SIGNATURE
May 20th, 2016
Public Act No. 16-40, a substitute for raised S.B. 142, modifying the 2015 Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act passes in the House of Representatives and has moved on to the Governor’s office for final approval. A copy of the legislation can be found by clicking here.
PIKULA v. DSS: CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT ISSUES NEW RULING INTERPRETING TESTAMENTARY TRUST LANGUAGE AS CREATING A THIRD PARTY SUPPLEMENTAL NEEDS TRUST
May 19th, 2016
In a May 10, 2016, decision, Pikula v. the Department of Social Services, the Connecticut Supreme Court concluded the language in a testamentary trust created a discretionary supplemental needs trust, despite use of the terms “support and maintenance.” For the full text of the decision click here.