Additional information on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Copayment and premium amounts for 2017: Part B premium: $109 per month on average. If your income is above $85,000 (single) or $170,000 (married couple), then your Medicare Part B premium may be higher. Co-payments: Inpatient hospital deductible: $1,316. Inpatient hospital copay for days 61 – 90: […]

Medicaid Coverage of Home Care in New York

August 22nd, 2017 by David Goldfarb

New York Senior Law Firm

Many New Yorkers require home health assistance for a variety of reasons. Some people may need therapy services, others may need bathing assistance or help managing medication, while others may require around-the-clock care by a home health professional.  Whatever type of home care you or a family member may need, however, the cost can be […]

New York Elder Law Attorney

Every effective estate plan should address your end-of-life care as well as what happens after your death. Specifically, your plan should designate individuals who can make decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated and unable to do so. Such incapacitation can be temporary, such as a coma after an accident, or long-lasting, such as […]

Know Your Rights: Observation Status

August 1st, 2017 by David Goldfarb

New York Nursing Home Lawyer

Medicare has limited coverage for nursing home care.  Also, Medicare will only cover care you get in a nursing home if you first have a “qualifying hospital stay.” A qualifying hospital stay means you’ve been a hospital inpatient for at least three days in a row. Your doctor may order “observation services” to help decide […]

Planning for Children with Special Needs

July 25th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

New York Special Needs Planning Attorney

Seniors often have adult children with disabilities who will likely need a personalized and effective plan in place to protect their interests throughout their lives. Our attorneys regularly assist parents in planning for the future for children with special needs and we are confident that we can provide the highest quality of assistance for you […]

Elder Law & Legal Resources on the Web

March 31st, 2017 by David Goldfarb

Elder Law Related Legal Resources on the Web Access America for Seniors: a government-wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to seniors (sponsored by the National Partnership for Reinventing Government and the Government Information Technology Services). National Senior Citizens Law Center: Current issues in Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, benefits and eligibility. Resources […]

New York State Medicaid Law

January 9th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

New York Medicaid Attorneys Don’t make a mistake with Medicaid eligibility; contact a New York elder law attorney with knowledge of Medicaid law.  Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP is a law firm that handles New York Medicaid cases. Updated with 2017 income, resource and penalty rates Introduction Medicaid is a joint federal, state and […]

Elder Law Attorneys on the Web

August 26th, 2015 by David Goldfarb

This is a listing of Elder Law attorneys with pages on the Web and does not constitute a recommendation or referral by Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP or SeniorLaw.com. Alabama Davis & Neal (Dothan Opelika, Maontgomery & Mobile, AL) Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP (Huntsville & Mobile, AL ) Sidney C. Summey (Birmingham, […]

Will Contests – The Basics

April 19th, 2015 by David Goldfarb

Will contests typically focus on the following three issues: due execution, testamentary capacity, and undue influence. Due execution.   The requirements for due execution in New York are minimal, but important. In New York, with certain exceptions, the testator (the legal term for the person signing his or her will) must sign the will either in […]

New York will apply Medicaid “spousal impoverishment” budgeting rules for home care under the Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) program. New York’s laws on spousal impoverishment budgeting, New York Social Services Law § 366-c(2)(a), was amended in 2013 to include for the purposes of budgeting under the definition an “institutionalized spouse” a person who is […]