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Health-care overhaul: Long-term-care benefits are a long way off
Washington Post

Among the most important questions involving the health-care overhaul are how seniors will be affected. Here are two of the biggest pocketbook issues. When am I going to be able to start collecting benefits under the law’s new long-term-care program?

Not anytime soon. Even if you were to start contributing to the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program as soon as it’s up and running — probably in 2012 — you wouldn’t be able to begin collecting benefits until 2017 at the earliest.