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Major changes to Medicaid rules

If your family member has dementia or Alzheimer’s, then they’re on a journey. Hopefully, this Elder Law Update will help you understand what lurks around the next bend, especially pertaining to the new rules for Medicaid. The year 2012 has seen two major pieces of legislation impact Illinois seniors, including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. First, effective January 1, 2012, Illinois put into effect the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, with retroactive effects to January 1, 2007. This rule affects almost every aspect of Illinois Medicaid relating to long-term care for seniors, including eligibility for medical assistance, income standards, …

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