IOLTA, the Big M, and MassHealth; Medicare, Insurance, and all other Liens can be Negotiated and Resolved at Your Pace…What do you Really Know about Special Needs Trusts ?

This information is for attorneys as it is very technical in nature although all are certainly welcome to read on. While the particular facts discussed below refer to a Massachusetts Medicaid recipient, the law remains the same for anyone in the United States who receives SSI or benefits under their own state

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

I’m Tom Mullen and here is some breaking news on Trusts for Disabled Persons.

If your trust for a disabled person does not comply with these new rules, the trust will
fail-it will not work.

If you are a personal injury or worker’s compensation lawyer, or the parent of a special needs […]

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    Attorney Tom Mullen and Mitt Romney Attorney Tom Mullen and Mitt Romney

    Attorney Tom Mullen and Mitt Romney

Attorney Tom Mullen and Mitt Romney

In an earlier blog Attorney Tom Mullen discussed how he worked with our U.S. Congress fighting for the rights of the elderly. This blog will discuss how Tom Mullen has worked with the Massachusetts legislature.

In July of 2003 in the waning days of the Mass. legislative budget debate, then-Governor Mitt Romney […]

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    MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person

    MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person

MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person

MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person: Does the House “count” if you go in a nursing home? Can you still give the house away? Is there a Death lien?  Recall in an earlier blog Attorney Thomas Mullen discussed why the home is safe if you are married and one spouse enters a […]

Trusts for Disabled People

“My youngest child has “XXX” (physical, mental, substance abuse issues). Why don’t we simply leave his share to our other son–he’ll take care of him”?

Trust for Disabled Person – Do they really work?

I’m Attorney Tom Mullen of Quincy Mass. and this blog is only going to discuss the trust that takes effect when […]

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    Why Use A Trust in Medicaid Planning? Why Use A Trust in Medicaid Planning?

    Why Use A Trust in Medicaid Planning?

Why Use A Trust in Medicaid Planning?

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I’m Attorney Thomas R. Mullen of Quincy, and this blog will use my parents’ story and their use of an irrevocable trust to illustrate how a trust can save a lifetime of savings.

When we were younger my folks went out to eat once a week at Walsh’s restaurant in North Quincy. […]

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    Which is Better: Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common? Which is Better: Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common?

    Which is Better: Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common?

Which is Better: Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common?

While we’re going to talk about joint tenants and tenants in common today, I just want to say the horrible bombings have made us all Boston Strong! We all deeply thank those first responders and all in law enforcement for their profound heroism.

Sometimes when our elder clients come to see us, we end up conveying […]

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    Will The State Take My House When My Husband Has To Enter A Nursing Home? Will The State Take My House When My Husband Has To Enter A Nursing Home?

    Will The State Take My House When My Husband Has To Enter A Nursing Home?

Will The State Take My House When My Husband Has To Enter A Nursing Home?

I’m Attorney Thomas R. Mullen I’m asked this question all the time–plus the question at the end of this blog.

Do not trust well-intentioned friends with advice for your biggest asset: your home!

MassHealth follows the Federal Medicaid Law.

If your spouse enters a nursing facility your home is not counted at all!

The nursing home […]

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    The Deficit Reduction Act

The Deficit Reduction Act

Bad News For Seniors and Widows In Particular

28569716It has been called the State Budget Busting Act, the Charity Chilling Act, the Nursing Home Bankruptcy Act, the Boon To Private Insurance Act and many more. This is because the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 dramatically impacts various sectors of the economy […]