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E-Newsletter of June 25, 2013 | Vol. 6, No. 25




If you haven’t completed the survey on services provided by the Elder Law section, please take five minutes to do so. To access the survey, click here. The survey has been extended through July 17, 2013. The survey results help us best serve you as members of the section. Thanks in advance for your time and participation.

Submitted by Allison Burke, Esq.

Elder Law News


One of five seniors older than 65 are scammed, says survey | Echo Press

Senior Citizens May Soon Get Medicare Health Records on Smartphones, Carry on Doc Visits | Senior Journal (scroll down for article)

Cost of MNsure health plans a secret for now | Post Bulletin

Best Places to Retire for Under $40,000 | US News & World Report

10 Ways to Make the Most of Medicare | US News & World Report

Understanding Medicare Premiums; Now Projected to Grow Slower | Senior Journal

Carriage houses could be on their way back in Minneapolis | Star Tribune

Submitted by Joel Smith, Esq.

Elder Law Cases

The following unpublished opinion was released by the Minnesota Court of Appeals on June 17, 2013:
Mary Edholm, Appellant,
Minnesota Department of Human Services, et al., Respondents.

KIRK, Judge
        Appellant challenges the district court's order affirming respondent department of human services' order denying appellant medical-assistance benefits, arguing that the department erred by calculating her assets to include the contents of an irrevocable trust.  We affirm.

The opinion is available here.

Unpublished opinions may not be cited except as provided by Minn. Stat. § 480A.08, subd. 3 (2012).

Submitted by Andrea Palumbo, Esq.

Elder Law Statutes, Regulations, and Bulletins

There are no new statutes, regulations or bulletins to report this week. 

Upcoming Events and CLE Programs

There are no events or programs to announce this week. 


Elder Law Section Activities


GOVERNING COUNCIL:  The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council will be on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room. For further information, please contact David Rephan, Chair, at:


Elder Law Website


DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the Website:  Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.


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