April 23, 2015

Our Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud. Senior Citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes for the following reasons:

  • Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home,...

April 20, 2015

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income persons receive health care benefits. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid pr...

April 17, 2015

Filed April 9, 2015, Sixth District

Cite as H040646


Decedent retained attorney to draft an amendment to a revocable trust.  The decedent executed the amendment, which as drafted named decedent’s children and spouse as beneficiaries.  After decedent’s death, decedent’s c...

April 16, 2015

A woman who received some $2.6 million in gifts from L.A. real estate mogul Donald Sterling must turn them over to his wife, a judge ruled Tuesday in a rare interpretation of California family law. V. Stiviano, who often was seen in public with Sterling but denied thei...

April 3, 2015

Many who support broader access to health care for low-income people are decrying a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week in a case involving reimbursement levels for doctors who treat the poor. But while we share the goal of broader access, we think the court was wise...

April 1, 2015

Herting v. California Dept. of Health Care Services

Filed March 27, 2015, Sixth District

Following the death of beneficiary of Special Needs Trust, Trustee sought to avoid reimbursement to the Department of Health Care Services for medical expenses paid on behalf of...

April 1, 2015

The Aged and Disabled Federal Poverty Level increase effective April 1, 2015  (ACWDL # 15-12)


The income limit for an A&D FPL individual is $1,211
The income limit for an A&D F...

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