Alzheimer’s Disease

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Timothy Takacs, a Tennessee Elder Law attorney, has a good website that is good primer/research starter for wealth preservation issues.

Good article on operation of the annual and lifetime gift tax exclusions.


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Timothy Takacs, a Tennessee Elder Law attorney, has a good website that is good primer/research starter for wealth preservation issues.

Good article on operation of the annual and lifetime gift tax exclusions.

Fillable Social Security Administration forms available from this helpful, unofficial website.

A pretty good article on Medicaid Planning.

“http://www.elderlawanswers.com/Elder_Info/Elder_Article.asp?id=2751″>Helpful article on Medicaid Rules, including a good discussion of changes in the “lookback period” (i.e. period after which transferred assets continue to count for purposes of Medicaid eligibility) under the 2006 Deficit Reduction Act.

Disability Income: Subject to Federal Income Tax or not? Generally no, as long as your premiums were paid by you, and not your employer. Details in IRS Pub 17.

Question: What do the different axes on the multiaxial DSM diagnoses mean?
Answer:
* Axis I:
Clinical Disorders, most V-Codes (lookup function here), and conditions that need Clinical attention.
* Axis II:
Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation.
* Axis III:
General Medical Conditions.
* Axis IV:
Psychosocial and Environmental Problems.
* Axis V:
Global Assessment of Functioning Scale.