Medicare Eligibility: Elder Care Information That Bears Repeating

There are two main parts to Medicare, each with its own eligibility requirements. Medicare Part A which offers hospital and other institutional coverage, is available for anyone who is over age 65 or who is permanently disabled and who is eligible for Social Security...

How to Protect an IRA From Heirs’ Creditors

When a person declares bankruptcy, an individual retirement account (IRA) is one of the assets that is beyond the reach of creditors, but what about an IRA that has been inherited?  Resolving a conflict between lower courts, the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014...

Can an IRA Affect Medicaid Eligibility?

For many Medicaid applicants, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are one of their biggest assets. If you do not plan properly, IRAs can count as an available asset and affect Medicaid eligibility. Medicaid applicants can have only a small amount of assets in order...