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While most of the new tax law – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – has to do with reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, some provisions relate to individual taxpayers. Before we get into the details, be aware that almost everything listed below sunsets after 2025, with the tax ...

Among its many provisions, the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers significant tax savings for people forced to default on their student loan debt due to a disability.

Generally, it is almost impossible to have student loan debt forgiven. It is not even dischargeable in bankruptcy. In ...

On January 22, 2018, President Trump signed a new bill into law aimed at addressing the challenges that the nation’s millions of family caregivers face.

“Family caregivers are the backbone of our care system in America,” said Nancy A. LeaMond, chief advocacy and engagement officer for ...

Awards or settlements for personal injury often cover not just medical expenses, but also lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent disability. Individuals injured due to medical malpractice or because of another person's negligence have been able to receive care through their ...

Although Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are subject to rigid asset limits, the federal government has provided a few avenues for beneficiaries to earn income that supplements their SSI benefit.

The Social Security Act imposes a $2,000 asset limit on SSI beneficiaries, a ...

If your child has reached the teenage years, you may already feel as though you are losing control of his or her life. This is legally true once your child reaches the age of 18 as this is the age the state considers your child to be an adult with the legal right to govern his or her own life.

Up until ...

Reversing a lower court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rules that a state housing authority cannot count distributions from a special needs trust funded by a settlement as income because the payments would not be considered income had the settlement been taken as a lump sum ...

A New Jersey appeals court determines that the caretaker child exception does not apply to a Medicaid applicant who transferred her house to her daughter because the daughter did not provide continuous care for the two years before the Medicaid applicant entered a nursing home. M.K. v ...

Joining the states of Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has found that non-lawyers who apply the law to a Medicaid applicant’s specific circumstances are engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

The state Supreme Court had received complaints that ...


The following are the 2016 Medicare and Medicaid numbers as released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as well as the 2016 federal and New Jersey estate and gift tax numbers:
 


The following are the 2016 Medicare and Medicaid numbers as released by the Centers for Medicare & ...

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