Posts Tagged ‘New York’

New Power of Attorney Law

September 6th, 2013 by David Goldfarb

Chapter 644 of he Laws of 2008 amends the New York General Obligations Law to provide new provisions for power of attorney forms. The law is effective September 1, 2009. SEE ARTICLE ON MORE RECENT REVISIONS. The new law contains major changes relating to both the content and the execution of the form, including an acceptance […]

New Revisions to the New York State Power of Attorney Law

September 6th, 2013 by David Goldfarb

EFFECTIVE DATE OF NEW LAW & GRANDFATHERED POWERS OF ATTORNEY Chapter 340 of the Laws of 2010 revised once again the New York State Power Attorney Law. The law amends various sections of Article 5, Title 15 of the N.Y. General Obligations Law. It became law on August 13, 2010. The new changes became effective […]

Persons being discharged from a hospital or nursing home will often first get home health services under Medicare and Medicaid from a Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA).   Medicare CHHA services are limited and have strict criteria. Medicare CHHA services are only available if the recipient is homebound and requires the intermittent services of a skilled nurse or therapist. Medicare […]

Medicaid coverage is expanded as of July 1, 2003, to working disabled individuals with incomes up to 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Congress enacted the Medicaid Buy-In option for states in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (ยง 4733) and enhanced the option in the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act […]

Use of Trusts in Medicaid Planning in New York

September 6th, 2013 by David Goldfarb

The use of trusts in Medicaid planning raises a number of issues. The two most important are: (1) How will the transfer of assets into the trust be treated? And (2) How will the assets in the trust and the income from the trust be treated by Medicaid? In order to fully answer these questions […]