If you are contemplating giving a gift or some other type of financial assistance to help out a loved one during this uncertain time, there are some important things you need to consider. When applying for Medicaid or Veteran’s benefits to pay for long term care, any gifts or financial assistance to family and friends in excess of $500 per month may cause a problem. The IRS and Medicaid gifting rules are entirely different and it is important to know the differences when you are considering gifting money or assets to friends and family.
It has been a tumultuous few years. However, with the new year upon us, there are some silver linings - in particular for seniors. Here are five reasons for seniors to celebrate in 2023.