Posts Tagged ‘New York Elder Law Attorney’

The recently adopted 2018-2019 New York State budget contains a number of significant amendments regarding healthcare in New York. As in prior years, the bulk of the budget focused on Medicaid funding, but many of the recent changes came in response to anticipated cuts to Medicaid at the federal level. One change is of particular […]

Previously, we had advised that Medicaid applicants or recipients must apply for Medicare if they are ages 64 and nine months, and have income at or below 120 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (or income at or below set state requirements for Medicaid eligibility). Between November 2017 and February 2018, about 30,000 New York […]

Medicare involves a complicated legal structure of federal statutes and regulations. Beneficiaries can find eligibility, coverage, and appeals decisions difficult to initiate, or even understand. Medicare recipients, however, must understand the coverages to which they are legally entitled. Costly Medicare mistakes can financially devastate Medicare recipients on fixed incomes. Here, the experienced elder law attorneys […]

Financial planning for retirement is a complicated task. It requires anticipating living expenses for an indefinite amount of time. This daunting task is often met by a combination of resources. For adequate financial preparation, a retiree must often have health insurance coverage through Medicare, private insurer and possibly Medicaid. Retirement accounts such as 401(k) plans […]

Retirement can pose many different types of financial planning challenges. Today, as inflation dramatically increases the cost of healthcare, housing, and even groceries, many New Yorkers are finding that their retirement savings insufficient to meet their living expenses. A New York elder law and estate attorney, however, can help retirees develop comprehensive plans that effectively […]

How to Pay a Live-In Home Health Aid

January 26th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

Many adults with health issues require around-the-clock assistance—at least when they are awake. While some people will move into long-term care facilities, many others will want to remain in their own homes where they feel most comfortable. The home health care industry provides important assistance to those adults who want to stay at home but […]

Protecting Assets while Qualifying for Government Benefits

January 11th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

As you age, you may require an increasing amount of medical care—including home health care or a move to a skilled nursing facility or another type of long-term care facility. Such care can cost a lot of money, so seniors understandably want to qualify for as many government benefits as possible. To be eligible for […]

The Jimmo Case and the Medicare Improvement Standard

January 5th, 2018 by David Goldfarb

A settlement agreement in the 2013 case of Jimmo v. Sebelius clarified the “improvement standard” that Medicare used when determining when to grant benefits for skilled nursing care, outpatient therapy, or home health care. Now, anyone seeking benefits for these types of care should fully know their rights under the agreement. Prior to the case, […]

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 […]

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 […]