What to Know Before You Go

CANHR’s postcard guide to nursing home residents’ rights regarding discharge and eviction is now available for printing and distribution. The postcard provides important information in a simple and portable format to counter all of the nonsense nursing homes tell residents and their families when a resident’s Medicare rehabilitation benefit is ending.

September 2018

In this Issue

New VA Pension Rules Effective October 18, 2018

On September 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published its final rules amending 38 CFR Part 3, regarding net worth, asset transfers and income exclusions for needs-based benefits.  These new regulations will become effective October 18, 2018 and will not apply to transfers made prior to October 18, 2018.  Thus, it would behoove anyone in need of needs-based VA pension and who might have assets in excess of the new net worth line to do planning before 10/18/18.