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Long-Reviled Military ‘Widow’s Tax’ Is Finally Being Phased Out

A controversial policy that reduces the benefits of military spouses is on the way out. The so-called “widow’s tax” cuts assistance to surviving military spouses who qualify for benefits under…

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Will Medicare Cover a Coronavirus Vaccine?

With the coronavirus pandemic responsible for more than a hundred thousand deaths and disrupting life across the United States, the only way for the country to return to normal is…

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Caregiver Contracts: How to Pay a Family Member for Care

Although people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation, entering into a caregiver contract (also called personal service or personal care agreement) with…

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Nursing Homes Are Evicting Residents to Make Room for Coronavirus Patients

Illegal evictions of Medicaid nursing home residents are nothing new, but the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the problem, according to an investigation by the New York Times. Some states have asked…

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When Buying a Medigap Policy, It Really Pays to Shop Around

Medigap policies that supplement Medicare’s basic coverage can cost vastly different amounts, depending on the company selling the policy, according to a new study. The findings highlight the importance of…

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Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

Transferring assets to qualify for Medicaid can make you ineligible for benefits for a period of time. Before making any transfers, you need to be aware of the consequences. Congress…

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VOSH and COVID-19

Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), the state’s version of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), will enforce a standard that mandates, and in some instances, exceeds guidance issued…

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Substantial Changes to Virginia Employment Laws

On July 1, 2020, several pieces of legislation that significantly change the Virginia employment law landscape went into effect.  These laws are generally employee friendly. Increased Discrimination Protections Discrimination on the…

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ThompsonMcMullan Elects Carolyn White as Shareholder

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA  (July 9, 2020) ThompsonMcMullan is pleased to announce that Carolyn A. White has been elected Shareholder of the firm. Ms. White practices in elder law and estate planning…

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Linsday Pickral to Speak at VTCC Mental Health Symposium

Lindsay Pickral will speak on a panel at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children’s Mental Health Symposium to discuss guardianship for young adolescents transitioning to adulthood. Lindsay’s discussion will focus…