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Q: My son has disability ready. He has an ABLE account. Can I use funds from his ABLE account for his recreational use?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Nov 26, 2023

In the United States, ABLE accounts offer a flexible way for individuals with disabilities to save money without affecting their eligibility for certain public benefits. The funds in an ABLE account can be used for a variety of expenses that are related to the individual's disability and aim... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Public Benefits for Connecticut on
Q: where can i get more help regarding opioid damages?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 14, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could look up law firms that handle product liability cases, in particular ones that specialize in pharmaceutical drugs. Firms in this sector often hold themselves out for particular drugs, in terms... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Public Benefits for Connecticut on
Q: Can items like a laptop and cell phone count as Medicaid spend down for a parent being admitted to a nursing home in CT?

My father was unexpectedly admitted to a skilled nursing facility after falling ill last year. He will need to remain their for the long term and we are now going through the Medicaid application as Medicare has stopped coverage for this service. We will have to spend down some of his money to... View More

Ellen S Deutsch Taylor
Ellen S Deutsch Taylor
answered on Apr 6, 2021

It depends on the state. Every state has different eligibility requirements. Usually the items that you mentioned would not be considered assets for Medicaid eligibility. The administrators of the skilled nursing home are the best people to talk to since they know all the ins and outs of Medicaid... View More

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