The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Elder Law
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Newsletter articles from 2006
New visitation rights available for grandparents. Effective January 1, 2007, Public Act 94-1026 amends section 607 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. 750 ILCS 5/607.
Legislation of interest to elder law practitioners.
Power of Attorney Act amendment. SB 2601, which has passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly, is expected to be signed by Governor Blagojevich within the next 30 days.
Home health and hospice drug dispensation and administration act.
Financial abuse of the elderly
While the physical abuse of the elderly or disabled persons commands the headlines, financial abuse is greatly under-reported and often unpunished.
From the editor
We close out this bar year with a note of thanks to our Chairperson Susan Dawson-Tibbits.
From the editor
There’s certainly not a lack of activity in the elder law arena as we go to press.
Introduction to OBRA ’93 Self-settled Special Needs Trusts
Self-settled Special Needs Trusts are an important tool to use to qualify an individual for public benefits such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or subsidized housing when he could not otherwise qualify for these benefits because his assets exceed certain threshold limits.
Letter from the Chair
I’d like to introduce myself as the Chairperson of the Elder Law Section Council for this upcoming year.
Practice Tip: Deducting care costs
Deducting care costs as a medical expense on a U.S. 1040 Federal Income Tax Return helps soften the blow of the cost for the client.
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit hosts Elder Abuse Symposium
Those of you who regularly follow this newsletter may recall that one of my goals as last year’s chairman of the section was to present a CLE on Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation featuring Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood from San Diego County, California as the keynote speaker.