Count on the Minnesota Elder Law Attorneys for Guidance, Planning and Answers
At Long, Reher, Hanson & Price we’re focused on the areas of special needs and elder law, primarily representing the aging and those living with disabilities. Our uniquely qualified and experienced attorneys act as personal advocates, skillfully guiding clients through the complex and often confusing maze of legal issues surrounding government programs (including Medical Assistance and Veterans Benefits), estate planning, gifting and asset protection, nursing home and home health care planning, long-term care and more. Many people refer to our firm’s attorneys as Elder Law or Elder Care Attorneys.
Major Pooled Trust Victory for Disabled Individuals Over Age 65
LRHP attorney, Laurie Hanson, who has determinedly litigated for years on behalf of individuals over 65 living with a disability, earned a hard-fought victory from the Minnesota Supreme Court on January 21, 2021. The Supreme Court held that a disabled recipient of Medical Assistance for long-term care who is age 65 or older is not subject to a penalty for transferring assets into a pooled special needs trust if he demonstrates that his equitable interest in the pooled special needs trust is approximately equal to the amount transferred into the trust. The case is linked here: Pfoser v. Harpstead. (And we’re bursting with pride for Laurie!)
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