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Beneficiaries of irrevocable trusts and trustees administering assets for individuals who rely on public benefits based on financial need, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), may be interested in a recent Social Security Administration (SSA) publication of internal instructions (an "Emergency Message - EM").  EM-16012 instructs SSA staff to provide more detail regarding the reasoning for an agency decision when a trust, such as a .

February 17


It is not uncommon to be confused about the difference between Medicare and Medicaid.  Although these two programs have similar sounding names, and are administered by the same federal agency, these programs are very different.  One major difference between Medicare and Medicaid is that Medicare does not have a financial eligibility test; individuals who are disabled or reach retirement age, qualify for Medicare based on work history.  In .

Please join us in welcoming our newest associate to the firm, Juli D. Hincks, Esquire.  We are proud and pleased Juli has elected to begin her legal career at Butenhof & Bomster.   As a UNH School of Law, Juli completed her legal residency with us during the Spring of 2015.  As a Daniel Webster Scholar, Juli was immediately sworn in as a member of the New Hampshire Bar upon graduation.  Juli remained with us after graduation completing .


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently announced the 2016 annual Medicare premiums and deductibles.    

ABA (American Bar Association) WEBINAR:  Medicaid Risk Analysis – Identifying Medicaid Eligibility and Avoiding Malpractice.   Ann Butenhof  has been invited to participate as a panelist for the upcoming ABA presentation Medicaid Risk Analysis -  Identifying Medicaid Eligibility and Avoiding Malpractice.   


Please see our most recent article in the August, 2015 NH Bar News.


In New Hampshire, a child who turns eighteen (18) is considered an adult regardless of capacity. After that “magic” age, parents (or other family members or interested parties filling in the role of parents) no longer have the legal authority, without written authorization, to speak with a child’s doctors about medical treatment or work with the school system on such child’s behalf. Depending upon your child’s ability to manage his or her .


New Hampshire expanded its healthcare advance directive statute (NH RSA § 137-J) in 2015 to include a surrogate health care decision-making process. These surrogacy provisions allow a patient’s relatives, in a specific order of priority, to make timely health care decisions, without court involvement, for a period of up to 90 days when no healthcare agent is available or willing to act.

Ann N. Butenhof, CELA
Judith L. Bomster, Esquire
Judith K. Jones, Esquire

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