The 18th Annual Elder Law Short Course is designed for the Illinois elder law attorney who is dedicated to client service and eager to stay on the cutting-edge of legal issues affecting elderly clients and their families.
This year’s program offers plenary sessions on tax planning for the elderly, updates on the Illinois Trust Code and Remote Signature Act, and the annual judges’ panel. In addition, you’ll get the latest on advising your clients about Medicaid (planning and application), preparing for a guardianship trial, divorce in guardianship, and much more!
Registration includes post-event access to the online on-demand recording.
This informative session will cover: SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medicaid and Waiver programs. To ensure your client can obtain all of the benefits for which they appear eligible, it is vital to understand the benefit programs, their current rules and how they change over a lifetime.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected clients on Medicaid? What about those clients who joined Medicaid during the pandemic? Learn about the latest in Medicaid planning, how to help clients protect assets for individuals on Medicaid, how to effectively handle Medicaid appeals, and how (and when) to fight an appeal.
Explore the basics of Illinois Medicaid - the who, what, where, why - and how they fit in with the other three major government benefit programs. Some complex topics such as spend-down, redeterminations, and the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program will be discussed.
This session will begin with the basics of straightforward Medicaid planning for spouses in first marriages with children in common. Then we’ll dive into real world problems and tackle: the thorny issues involved with Medicaid planning for second, third, and fourth marriages; considerations to the treatment of caregivers who are not spouses or children; issues with disinheriting spouses in favor of other relationships; and considerations to identifying and protecting client relationships which are not legally recognized.
Dynamic speakers and experienced practitioners examine crucial issues in special needs law. The 5th Annual Special Needs Institute will assist attorneys representing individuals with special needs and their families by providing essential information about the ABLE Act and practice tips on topics such as special needs trusts, government benefit and waiver programs, and guardianships.
Observe a staged hearing demonstrating the procedures, structure, and typical players involved in a Medicaid appeal to learn how these appeals are conducted and skills you can employ in your own administrative appeals.
An overview of the application process for Illinois Medicaid and includes: a brief review of the laws and regulations pertaining to Long Term Care or AABD Medicaid; the eligibility requirements and verification process; and potential outcomes, such as the application of spend downs and penalty periods.