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|Afterlife Identity Protection: Who to Notify When a Loved One Passes|
Michelle M. Lauer, Lindsay Preach; Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.;
August 5, 2013, previously published on Summer 2013When a loved one passes away, a crucial step in minimizing the risk of identity theft is to notify the proper entities, such as government and credit reporting agencies, banks, and creditors of your loved one’s death.
|Government Benefits For Nursing Home Care|
Elizabeth C. Dell; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.;
July 24, 2013For those nursing home (and assisted living) patients who can qualify financially, Medicaid will provide coverage for as long as needed, unlike the very minimal 100 day maximum under Medicare. As a general rule, the patient may have no more than $2,000 in assets. If he or she has a spouse living at...
|Another Bite of the Apple|
Kevin F. Bress; Pessin Katz Law, P.A.;
July 18, 2013, previously published on July 13, 2013Do you know what FICA is? Yes, it’s that amount which is deducted from your paycheck for “taxes”. FICA is made up of two taxes, one for Old, Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI or the Social Security tax) and the other for Hospital Insurance (the Medicare tax). Many...
|Can Mom and Dad Transfer Their House to the Kids?|
Robert J. Shanahan; Kilcommons Shanahan, LLC;
July 17, 2013, previously published byMom or Dad will need nursing home care sometime in the immediate future. In order to preserve the asset for the kids, should Mom and Dad sign a deed and transfer ownership to the kids for one dollar? Maybe not.
|What is Elder Law?|
Onebane Law Firm APC;
June 7, 2013There are various legal issues that might affect people as they age and people with special needs. Because actions taken with regard to one issue may have unintended legal consequences, it is important for attorneys who work with seniors, people with special needs, and their families and...
|Elder Law is Not for Sissies|
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
April 29, 2013, previously published on April 23, 2013I was wrong and short-sighted in my younger lawyering days. Maybe also simply too young (back then) to have had the ability to comprehend what getting older means or see the potential problems aging can present to families.
|Veterans Benefits 2013 - The Use of These Benefits to Help Pay for Home Healthcare, Assisted Living Care or Nursing Home Care|
Stubbins Watson Bryan Co. L.P.A.;
April 25, 2013The use of Veterans Benefits to help pay for home healthcare, assisted living or skilled nursing care
|SSI Overpayments: How Does It Happen and What Can One Do?|
Sirote Permutt P.C.;
March 13, 2013The Supplemental Security Income Program(SSI)is a means-tested government benefit program that provides financial assistance to individuals with disabilities in the form of a monthly cash payment. In order to be eligible for SSI, an individual must meet the Social Security Administration's(SSA)...
|Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes Continues to Be Serious Issue|
Rasansky Law Firm;
February 14, 2013Wrongful death in nursing homes continues to be a serious issue across the nation. There are some common ways in which it tends to occur and, in many cases, these deaths occur because of negligence on the part of the nursing home operator or the staff. There are also deaths that occur because of...
|Admitting an Unsigned Will to New Jersey Probate Court|
Brad M. Micklin Esq. Counsellor at Law L.L.C.;
January 9, 2013, previously published on Winter 2013Admitting an unsigned will to New Jersey Probate Court