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VA Pension Planning – An Overview Part 2

In our recent post, VA Pension Planning – An Overview Part 1, we discussed the service and medical eligibility requirements. Here we will focus on the Means Test of financial eligibility for VA Pension. The Means Test is comprised of Income for VA Purposes, or IVAP, and Net Worth. We will discuss the requirements for both, and some possible options…

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Depression Can Hinder the Golden Years

Experts say more than 6.5 million seniors suffer from depression. While the illness is not uncommon at any age, seniors tend to face a variety of special challenges, including retirement, illness, loss of a spouse or significant other, and the prospect of being forced out of their homes due to illness or disability. When left undiagnosed or untreated, the depression…

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2019 Medi-Cal Resource Updates

The California Department of Health Care Services recently announced new Medi-Cal resource numbers for 2019. In All County Welfare Directors Letter (ACWDL) 18-28 the Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA) was increased to $126,420 and the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) was increased to $3,161 for 2019. The CSRA is the amount of non-exempt assets that the spouse of a…

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