Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LLME 844 Medicaid Planning



Course Description

This course covers Community and Institutional Medicaid; Medicaid Waivers; Rules regarding Categorical, Medical, and Financial Eligibility; Relationship to Social Security Supplemental Security Income; Rules regarding Asset Transfers, Liens and Estate Recovery; Treatment of Spouses and other Special Individuals; and Rules regarding Trusts; Use of Trusts and Trust Drafting. If time permits we will examine the relationship with VA Aid & Attendance benefits and how VA benefits influence Medicaid trust drafting. There is a final paper, but a significant emphasis on class participation (especially student discussion of hypotheticals via non-real-time posts to Kodiak in between classes). Helpful but not required: Law 807 Elder Law; Law 804 Federal Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates; Law 803 Federal Wealth Transfer Taxes; Law 801 Wills and Trusts: Design, Drafting and Implementation.