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Section Newsletter Articles on Deficit Reduction Act

Proactive and crisis planning strategies under DRA and the SMART Act By Teresa Nuccio Trusts and Estates, July 2012 A highlight of the major changes under DRA and the SMART Act and will outline both proactive and crisis planning strategies that remain viable.
The ISBA voices strong objections to Illinois’ implementation of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 Elder Law, October 2010 The ISBA Elder Law Section Council's Position Paper on DRA Medicaid Transfer Rules for Illinois, presented as testimony to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services at a Public Hearing Held in Chicago on September 13, 2010.
Deficit Reduction Act coming to Illinois! Elder Law, August 2010 View the new rules here.
New senior minefield: The DRA comes to Illinois Elder Law, June 2010 The Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 imposes harsh penalties against seniors who gift money to family members and charities.
Before implementation—What is an elder law attorney to do about the Deficit Reduction Act? By Anthony J. DelGiorno Elder Law, May 2007 It’s been just over a year since the enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), and Illinois has until July 2007 to implement the federally mandated changes to eligibility for Medicaid.