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  • December 5
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Drafting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect VA and Medicaid Benefits

December 5

Learn how to draft an irrevocable trust to ensure your clients VA and Medicaid benefits are protected.

The average cost of long-term care in the United States ranges from $3,628 per month in assisted living to $7,698 per month for skilled nursing (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, LongTermCare.gov). Approximately seventy percent of someone aged 65 will need long-term care at some point in their remaining years. Many attorneys are asked by clients how they can protect their assets against long-term care expenses. While they may offer an irrevocable trust as a solution, many practitioners are not well-versed in the plethora of rules and regulations for VA and Medicaid benefits and thus do not recognize the elements this trust should contain; nor do they understand how creating this trust will affect VA and/or Medicaid benefits. This topic will help practitioners understand and explain the elements of a properly drafted irrevocable trust created for the purpose of qualifying for VA and/or Medicaid benefits. It will also explain the VA and Medicaid rules and regulations and how they overlap with an irrevocable trust in this context so that practitioners can recognize when this kind of trust might be appropriate.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe the main contents of an irrevocable trust drafted for VA and/or Medicaid purposes.
  • You will be able to discuss why this trust is useful for VA and Medicaid planning.
  • You will be able to explain to clients the benefits of this kind of trust.
  • You will be able to recognize the overlap between VA and Medicaid planning objectives when deciding whether to use an irrevocable trust.

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Agenda

Eligibility Requirements of Medicaid and VA Benefits
  • Medicaid
    • Medical
    • Medicaid Bed
    • Financial
  • VA
    • Assistance of 3rd Party to Complete Activities of Daily Living
    • Net Worth
    • Income for Veterans Affairs Purposes (IVAP)
Elements of an Irrevocable Trust in This Context
  • Irrevocable
  • Grantor Trust
  • Tax Implications
    • Steppedup Basis
  • Trustee Powers
  • Beneficiary(ies)
    • Interested Beneficiary
  • Miscellaneous Considerations
    • Occupancy Agreement for House
    • Pro Rata Shares
    • Advances Counted Against Beneficiary
    • Assets That Cannot Be Transferred/Retitled
How This Relates to Medicaid and Va Benefits
  • Planning Techniques
    • Irrevocable Trust as Transfer Subject to Penalty
    • Timeline for Best Results
  • Disclosing the Trust to VA and Medicaid
    • When You Are Required
    • Explanation for Caseworker
  • Working With Financial Institutions and Financial Advisors
    • Properly Titling Assets
    • Correct 1099's
    • Tax Returns 1040 vs 1041
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Faculty

Nikki Mitchell

Nikki Mitchell

Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC

  • Attorney with Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of elder law, including estate planning, long-term care planning, medicaid planning, asset protection, medicare, incapacitation issues, end-of-life decision making, guardianship and conservatorship estates, probate, special needs planning and special needs trust, and veteran’s benefits
  • Member, Missouri Bar; Maryland Bar; National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA); Missouri Chapter of NAELA Public Policy Committee; Member, Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • VA accredited attorney
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Texas, Arlington
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Product ID: 406749
Published 2019
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