Know Your Rights: Observation Status

January 12th, 2018 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 […]

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: […]

New York property laws allow for many specialized property tax exemptions for certain groups of people, including senior citizens and veterans. These exemptions, however, will not automatically go into effect. Instead, you must not only qualify for them but submit an application to the proper party by a certain deadline to benefit from the exemption […]

Estate Planning Lawyer New York

Many people know that they should purchase long-term care insurance, but the high cost of policies prohibit them from taking the next step. Despite the expense, this insurance coverage not only protects you, your loved ones, and your estate, but it also may provide certain tax benefits as well. The method and extent of the […]

Including Digital Assets in Your Power of Attorney and Will

December 15th, 2017 by David Goldfarb

These days, we pay bills, conduct business, and bank online. In many cases, you do not even need to go into a bank to deposit a check anymore. We conduct most of our communications by email, social media, or text message. Each account has usernames, passwords, security questions, and additional information that you choose to […]

Are you unsatisfied with an existing trust? Were there mistakes made in the trust? Have circumstances changed? Under New York law, an authorized trustee with unlimited discretion over principal in any trust or an authorized trustee with the power to invade trust principal but without unlimited discretion may appoint the principal into another trust for […]

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 […]

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 […]