10th Northeast Elder Law Symposium

Practical tips for implementing DRA

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2007
Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center
Southbridge, MA

MA Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
10th Annual Northeast Elder Law Symposium

Sponsored with the
Connecticut Chapter of NAELA
New Hampshire Chapter of NAELA
New York Chapter of NAELA
Pennsylvania Bar Association Section of Elder Law
Vermont Chapter of NAELA

States, with the blessing of CMS, have been developing increasingly restrictive interpretations of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The initial predictions of what works and what doesn’t work to safeguard the independence and dignity of families facing long-term-care have been turned on their heads in the last twenty months. Many elder law attorneys have reluctantly resigned themselves to the reality of a five year planning horizon for Medicaid planning where there is no community spouse. That need not be the case.

Attend this dynamic and practical Symposium to learn what legal techniques your fellow practitioners in the Northeast have been successfully using in their respective states to cope with the draconian effects of the DRA of 2005: strategies that you may be able to implement in your practice to help your clients. You will learn that there are significant differences in how some states treat certain assets. That knowledge, combined with geographical considerations, may lead clients to consider residing in another state. Come learn whether there is a significant difference in the eligibility requirement of neighboring states that may benefit your clients.

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