In my opinion www.elderlawanswers.com is one of the best elder law site on the internet. It has general information on estate planning, medicaid planning, and an interactive section in which an elder law attorney answers questions for the public.
There is a simple, but very useful, half-a-loaf calculator that I use frequently. (Half-a-loaf is a medicaid gifting strategy in which a person, usually already in a nursing home, gifts some of their assets, knowingly creating a penalty period, but saves the rest of the funds to private-pay in the nursing home until they can apply for medicaid– after the penalty period expires- whew, that was a mouthful..) The half a loaf calculator is very helpful, as is the site itself. I do not suggest using this calculator without consulting an elder law attorney:)
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