Kyla Groff Kelim, Esq. is an elder law attorney and principal of Aging in Alabama, an elder law firm located in Fairhope, Alabama, and prolific regional and national speaker, dedicating her practice to topics of interest to seniors, their families, caregivers, and professionals assisting them, to protect their life’s work by proactive planning and assisting those in need due to catastrophic illness or injury as they navigate the often treacherous administrative schemes of nursing home Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. Mrs. Kelim earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of New Orleans and Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law, where she served on the Cumberland Law Review. She has been practicing law for more than twenty five years in Florida and Alabama. Mrs. Kelim lives in Fairhope, Alabama with her husband, Patrick, and their two sons, Payton and Pierce.
Big Changes in VA Regulations: What You Now Need to Know to Obtain Benefits
CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)
During this presentation, the practitioner will learn about the new VA regulations issued on September 18, 2018 that greatly impact Veterans applying for Aid and Attendance benefits to offset the cost of their medical care, including nursing home, assisted living home, and home care costs. The impact of the new regulations is large, and could cause loss of a great deal of benefits, potentially exceeding $100,000.00. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of applying too early, or not examining past transactions, and be able to successfully guide your client in obtaining necessary benefits.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Detailed information regarding the Aid and Attendance benefit
• Impact of the new regulations regarding the Aid and Attendance benefits on specific types of cases
• Practical examples of the application of the new regulations
• Impact of the VA regulations on Medicaid applications
Date / Time: July 24, 2019
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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Section I. Aid and Attendance benefits introduction
Section II. Benefits qualification – non financial
Section III. New Regulations
a) 3 year lookback period
b) 5 year penalty period
c) impact on “income”
d) impact on “net worth” and “net worth calculations”
e) impact on “primary residence”
f) transfers to trusts or annuities
g) transfers to disabled children
Section IV. Pitfalls for the Practitioner to Avoid – Examples