Welcome to the January Issue of the
Texas Elder Law E-Letter


Happy New Year!


Our office is now open. We are giving options to meet in person or virtually (phone calls, audio/video meetings, etc.) as we continue to follow CDC guidelines. Our next free virtual “Estate Planning Essentials” workshop will be on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Call (214) 720-0102 to register or sign up online at www.dallaselderlawyer.com. Attendees often ask questions about estate planning, probate, Medicaid and Veterans benefits. We proceed to answer the questions over the course of the workshop. Our goal is to make it easy for you to attend from the comfort of wherever you reside.


As a result of COVID, we are adding a link to our website that provides the percentage of residents and staff at nursing facilities that have been vaccinated (besides rating of quality of care, whether they accept Medicare, Medicaid, etc.).


Please note that Michael B. Cohen’s radio show on estate planning and elder law can be heard on KAAM (770 AM) on Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Prior shows (topics are categorized) can be heard as podcasts on SoundCloud and as indicated on our website www.dallaselderlawyer.com. Our podcasts can also be heard on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Subscribe to be notified of future releases. 



Michael B Cohen's Latest Blogs



How To Pay An Adult Child Without Jeopardizing Medicaid Paying For Care Costs – Five Examples Of What Is Acceptable Or Not For Granny Smith And Others


Most Americans do not have adequate long-term care insurance for care at home or in a nursing home. As a result, many may ask “How can I pay my child (to reduce countable resources) without jeopardizing Medicaid eligibility for care at home or in a nursing home?”






Recognition Of Wills And Trusts In Foreign Countries – Without Review It Is Willy Nilly


It is not unusual for U.S. citizens to own real estate in their ancestral “motherland” or to live abroad and own real estate in another country. Although Wills created in one state are generally recognized if you move to another state, Wills and Trusts created in the U.S. may or may not be recognized by another country as valid if you move there or own real estate in another country.



Veterans Benefits Increase Announced – Government Salute To Those Who Served In Wartime

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has announced in December its 2022 rate increases for certain non-serviced connected disability wartime military veterans, not dishonorably discharged or their surviving spouse to help pay for care costs ranging from being housebound to long-term care costs.




Four Ways To Estate Plan For An HSA


The government encourages saving for medical expenses by allowing before-tax contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA). There are four ways to plan how your HSA is transferred after you die.


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