National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
The parent organization of the Vermont Chapter. Use the search feature to find elder law attorneys in other states.
"On the Way to Dying"
Paula McCann, has started a blog about preparing and planning for death. "On the Way to Dying" grew out of the questions that Paula has gotten repeatedly over the years from clients, their families, friends and her own family. As Elder Law Attorneys we are often involved in planning and end of life matters. We might be asked about Medicare coverage for hospice care, and find ourselves in a discussion about when is a person "terminally ill." Paula's blog shares information and experience that will be useful to us and our clients. (If you want to know where the name of the blog came from, look at Paula's post from May 14, 2013.)
Vermont Long-term Care Medicaid Resources
Long-term Care Specialists and Supervisors
Current as of April 30, 2014. The list shows who is in each ESD District Office.
How MAGI rules interact with other LTC Medicaid rules
This CMS Letter to the State Medicaid Directors lays out the consistencies and conflicts between the existing long-term care Medicaid rules and the MAGI (Modified Adjusted Gross Income) eligibility rules that came in with Health Care Reform. Although MAGI individuals who need long-term care services paid for by Medicaid are not subject to a resource limit, they are subject to other rules that apply other applicants for long-term care Medicaid. For example, transfer rules and penalties do apply to MAGI individuals.
Vermont ESD Final and Proposed Rules
The Economic Services Division of the Department for Childrean and Families (ESD/DCF) posts its rules, as they are issued in Bulletins that can be found at this site.
Life Expectancy Table - Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration
The Life Expectancy Table from the Office of the Chief Actuary of the Social Secuirty Administration is used by ESD to determine if annuities and promissory notes are actuarially sound. See Medicaid Rules 25.03, 29.08.