According to Medicare.gov, there are 86 nursing homes to choose from in San Diego County. There may be more that are not included in this number. This is because they are not “Medicare certified.” If a nursing home is not “Medicare certified,” they may not participate in Medicare or Medicaid. But they can be licensed by … Read more
Elder Law Articles
A client walked into my office the other day with an all too familiar story. His wife was in skilled nursing and the bills were adding up. They would soon run out of money and need to apply for Medi-Cal to pay the bill. He said “We want our two children to inherit our home … Read more
A client’s son called the other day to share his mother’s situation. His sister began noticing some problems with mom’s checking account. My client had recently begun writing quite a few checks to charities and did not remember. In one instance, she said someone came to the door and solicited a donation. The final straw … Read more
As I write this post, I am reminded of that ABC show “What would You Do?” Last week, ABC re-aired John Quiniones’ broadcast about a disoriented elderly driver. A 92 year old actor posed as an elderly man who seemed confused and disoriented as he wandered around asking passersby, “Excuse me, can you help me find my car?” Irene … Read more
As Father’s Day approaches I remember my dad, Dr. David Miller. Besides being a great dad, he was a physician in the Los Angeles area for many years. Dad served in the military during WWII. Like most veterans of the era, he didn’t talk much about his experience there. With a little digging I found … Read more
Not many folks understand the Healthcare Reform Act. Fewer still know that it has a long term care (LTC) provision called the CLASS Act. CLASS stands for “Community Living Assistance Services and Supports. The law specifies that it is “a national voluntary insurance program”. The key word in the law is that it is “voluntary”. … Read more
About Living Trusts
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Merwyn J. Miller, J.D.
- Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
- Co-Author of legal text book and of “Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home”
- Teacher of law courses at public and private colleges
- Continuing Education Instructor for attorneys
- Columnist for largest regional newspaper in San Diego County and professional journals for 15 years, Contributing author to the book “In Your Service: The Veteran’s Friend”
- Masters Degree in Financial Services - Estate Planning
For over 3 decades Mr. Miller has helped me with both my business and personal legal affairs. I also am friends with many veterans who praise his work in the field of Veterans Affairs. I would describe him as knowledgeable, experienced, and very trustworthy.
Mr. Miller & Kristen were instrumental in helping me obtain the Veterans Pension Benefit, which has truly been “life-changing” for me! Their involvement was crucial to my qualifying and the successful submission of an application that was approved the first time through. There is no way I would have ever navigated this complex process without their expertise and guidance. It was a pleasure to interact with the staff. All of them were very professional and exhibited a caring/helpful attitude. I am so appreciative of their services. I hope every veteran is able to avail themselves of this wonderful program.
Grateful WWII Naval Veteran
Mr. Miller and his staff expertly handled the complex, intricate filing for a Veterans’ Aid and Attendance pension benefit for my elderly father. This benefit – though it took a seemingly very long time to be approved – turned out to be the sole way our family could possibly afford proper care for a brave vet who had entered the murky waters of dementia. Miller and his staff kept me briefed throughout the process and were instrumental in coaching me what to expect and when. And they were right!