In the past couple years the federal government issued a series of checks under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act. You could have received them either as a direct deposit, a check, or on a debit card. If you applied for Medicaid (or had a redetermination), you might have been asked about […]
Medicaid in Oregon requires a married couple apply for long-term care Medicaid even only one is seeking benefits. Assets are viewed collectively – no matter which spouse’s name the asset is held individually or jointly. There are times when a person must reach (or attempt to reach) his or her spouse even if they have […]
Medicaid is referred to as the payor of last resort. Because it is a needs-based program, for the indigent, anyone applying for or receiving Medicaid must seek all potentially available assets that could be used to pay for care before the state pays on your behalf. For long-term care benefits, a person must make a […]
Accessing Medicaid in Oregon has changed. As of early 2021, the Oregon Department of Human Services started using a new software system, called ONE. An objective of the change was to provide more control and participation by the applicant. While this program administers most financial public assistance programs, we will only reference Long-Term Care Medicaid. […]
There are times when a person desires to remain in their home for care and Medicaid in Oregon may cover the expense. Getting help in your home through Medicaid depends on if you qualify for Long-Term Care Supportive Services (LTC) for In Home Care. If you meet the income and resource test, a Medicaid worker […]
We don’t know where it originated but there is a myth that Medicaid “takes your home”. This is wrong. Medicaid does not take your home. In fact, Medicaid does not take anything during your lifetime or the lifetime of your spouse. When both you and your spouse pass away, Medicaid, through Estate Administration Unit (EAU), […]
Starting off in the new year, we are answering some frequently posed questions to Medicaid. These are Oregon specific and may not apply to your individual case as your exact situation may be different. Please call to schedule a consultation if you have questions about your matter.
A new year and a new office to serve you. In addition to the NW Estate Law office in Portland, Oregon, we are excited to announce our second location in Vancouver, Washington. Meredith Williamson added her Washington Bar license i n 2021. She was sworn in and finished all other steps to be a member […]
One of the biggest concerns a trust creator might have is that the beneficiary would squander their inheritance or that the beneficiary’s creditor would attach the inheritance to cover the beneficiary’s debt.
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December 7, 2020.
We used Meredith for our estate planning and cohabitation contract recently after we bought a house. She was very responsive, very Covid aware/safe and lovely to work with.
January 7, 2020.
We had a great experience working with Meredith when putting together our estate planning documentation. She was always professional and courteous, explaining legal concepts and terminology in a way that was straightforward for us to understand. Meredith was responsive and open to answering our questions so we could fully evaluate different options. She provided sound recommendations for us to consider based on our current position and point in life. Even given the gravity and importance of the estate planning process, Meredith put us at ease and made us feel comfortable coming to decisions and documenting outcomes that work best for us. We intend to work with Meredith for future needs that we may have, and would highly recommend working with her to others.
March 28, 2019.
The best! .... I used Meredith to get me thru an estate settlement. It went smooth. Thanks.