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MEDICAID PAYS FOR NURSING HOME

The cost of a stay in a New Jersey nursing home can run anywhere between $125,000.00 and $150,000.00 per year. The primary payer for this is Medicaid. Medicaid, unlike Medicare is a welfare program, which covers the medical needs of New Jersey residents over 65, blind or disabled. The Medicaid program is jointly funded by […]
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RETAINING INDEPENDENCE IN YOUR HOME

Eleanor Frenkel, the director of Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Bergen County, is our guest blogger for the week of July 1, 2013. Her topic is retaining independence in your own home. Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service is Bergen County’s only community based non profit home health aide agency and for close to […]
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WILL YOU HAVE TO PAY NEW JERSEY ESTATE TAXES?

The State of New Jersey imposes an estate tax that is separate from the federal estate tax. Under current law, estates with a total value of more than $675,000 are subject to the New Jersey estate tax.  This is in addition to New Jersey inheritance tax. The inheritance tax is based on the relationship between the decedent […]
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Guest Blogger Elizabeth Davis of Bright Side Manor

Elizabeth Davis, LCSW, CALA has been Bright Side Manor’s Executive Director for more than 20 years. In her blog, Elizabeth details the benefits and advantages of an affordable assisted living facility in the heart of Teaneck, N.J. Bright Side Manor, with a diverse set of residents, has one sole mission – to ensure that older […]
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BE CAREFUL TO WHOM YOU GRANT POWER OF ATTORNEY

 October 1, 2021 |
By: BENJAMIN D. ECKMAN, ESQ.Elder Law Attorney Warning: Be careful to whom you grant Power of Attorney. On October 22, 2013, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division ruled that a father who granted his son power of attorney and subsequently gifted dad’s money to himself, would not allow the father to qualify for […]
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Benjamin Eckman on Senior Care Radio

 October 1, 2021 |
Listen to Benjamin Eckman, Esq. on Senior Care Radio discusses Elder Law and Estate Planning considerations for the senior population. Benjamin D. Eckman, Esq. shares his vast knowledge with us regarding estate planning and elder law. He discusses the importance of assisting his clients to plan for long term care and their estates to help […]
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VETERAN'S BENEFITS GUIDE

We are pleased to present the veterans benefits guide for 2014, a special report. There are many types of VA benefits available to veterans through the Veterans Administration for such things as education, life insurance, health care, home loans and burial benefits. Two major categories of benefits include compensation and pension. This report addresses the […]
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THE COMPLEX MEDICAID APPLICATION PROCESS: DON'T GO IT ALONE

 October 1, 2021 |
By: BENJAMIN D. ECKMAN, ESQ. Elder Law Attorney     The Medicaid application process is complex. Have you ever been audited by the IRS? If you ever received an IRS audit notice the first thing you did was probably contact either your CPA or your lawyer. Either way I bet you did not handle the […]
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HOW WILL YOUR ESTATE BE TAXED?

By: BENJAMIN D. ECKMAN, ESQ.Elder Law Attorney     Several years ago there was a commercial running with the theme “New Jersey and you – perfect together.” We in New Jersey live in a great state. We hosted the Super Bowl, have great beaches, have legal gambling in Atlantic City and so much more.      But […]
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WHERE WILL YOU BE IN 5 YEARS?

By: BENJAMIN D. ECKMAN, ESQ.Elder Law Attorney      Where will you be in 5 years? Throughout my educational career the question I repeatedly was asked was “Where will you be in five years?” Whether in high school, college, or law school, there was this emphasis to look forward and plan for the future. For […]
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