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How A Special Needs Trust Can Protect Your Client

When you have a client that is receiving government benefits, such as Medicaid, you probably need to advise them to consider distributing a portion of the settlement proceeds or estate funds into a Special Needs Trust. “A trust is an arrangement for dividing the ownership of assets from management of those assets, and it usually […]

Medicaid is Becoming More Aggressive: Recent Correspondence from Mississippi Medicaid

Attorneys involved in a settlement, judgment, or other award must be aware that Federal and/or State Medicaid may have a right to reimbursement from those proceeds. State Medicaid Agencies are becoming more aggressive. On July 17, 2015, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (“DOM”) issued correspondence to every member of the Mississippi Bar. The correspondence noted […]