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Understanding Basic Terms Involved in Special Needs Care and Planning – Part I

At Rubin Law, we are proud to provide legal services exclusively limited to special needs planning including the areas of Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Probate Law for families of adults and children with special needs. In this very specific area …
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What Is the Difference Between Medicaid and Medicare?

What Is the Difference Between Medicaid and Medicare?

Despite their similar-sounding names, Medicaid and Medicare are very different programs. To understand how these programs could factor into your future planning for someone with special needs, learn about Medicaid and Medicare functions and eligibility requirements. Medicaid Medicaid assists people of all …
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Why Is Medicare Deducting Premiums from My SSDI Check, and Can the Deductions Be Avoided?

I Am Ineligible for Medicaid. What Next?

Medicare is a federal government health insurance program covering costs such as hospital charges, home health care, doctor fees, lab costs, outpatient care, and prescription drug coverage. Recipients pay premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance. For Medicare recipients who cannot afford all of …
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Medical Directives: Which Ones Do You Need?

Medical Directives - Which Ones Do You Need?

Signing medical directives can be especially important for people with special needs and their family members because it may be more difficult for them to communicate their treatment wishes to doctors. The terms medical directive, power of attorney, and end-of-life …
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HIPAA and Adults with Special Needs

HIPAA and Adults with Special Needs

Families of adults with special needs should become familiar with how HIPAA affects medical privacy and decision-making. HIPAA is an acronym that stands for “Health Information Portability and Accountability Act”, a federal law that governs health information privacy and security. For …
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Special Needs Future Planning When Future Health Care Funding Is Uncertain

Special Needs Future Planning When Future Health Care Funding Is Uncertain

Parents of children with special needs, advocates, and care providers have followed recent news about health care funding with worry , because health care funding proposals would cut Medicaid funding by 25 percent or more. While lawmakers in Washington have not passed …
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What Is a Power of Attorney?

What Is a Power of Attorney

A power of attorney ensures that someone will be there to make decisions for a person when he is no longer able to make them for himself. It is a legal document specifying that a certain person or persons can …
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