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MEDICAID PAYS FOR NURSING HOME

 October 1, 2021 | |
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

 October 1, 2021 | |
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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Guest Blogger Elizabeth Davis of Bright Side Manor

 October 1, 2021 | |
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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VETERAN'S BENEFITS GUIDE

 October 1, 2021 | |
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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WHERE WILL YOU BE IN 5 YEARS?

 October 1, 2021 | |
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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BENEFITS OF A PERSONAL RESIDENCE TRUST

HOW TO BEST PROTECT YOUR HOME IF NURSING HOME CARE IS EVER NEEDED By: BENJAMIN D. ECKMAN, ESQ. Elder Law Attorney What are the benefits of a personal residence trust? Many senior citizens are concerned with the thought “what will happen to my primary residence if nursing home care is ever needed?” Married couples are afraid […]
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TOP ELDER LAW CASES

 October 1, 2021 | |
Below are the top elder law cases for 2015. Enjoy!!! 1. Short-Term Annuities Are Not Resources for Medicaid Purposes In Zahner v. Secretary Pennsylvania Dept. of Human Services the Third Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Medicaid applicants’ short-term annuities are not resources even though the terms were less than the annuitants’ life expectancies. In three […]
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PROTECT YOUR IRA

 September 30, 2021 | |
In this article we detail how best to protect your IRA. On June 12, 2014 the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision holding that an inherited IRA passing to a non-spouse beneficiary is not a “retirement fund” and thus does not provide creditor protection. The case focused on Hedi Heffron-Clark, who inherited an […]
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ANNUITIES PROTECT FUNDS FROM NURSING HOME

 September 30, 2021 | |
In this article, we detail how annuites protect funds from nursing home. Individuals often purchase annuities in order to provide a source of income during retirement. However, annuities should also be considered to shelter assets, allowing the purchaser to qualify themselves or their spouse for nursing home Medicaid. Twenty five years ago when I began […]
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INCOME ONLY TRUSTS: HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO

Recently a healthy single woman came to my office with the following demand: “Protect my money in case I ever enter a nursing home, make sure my children do not pay any capital gains tax on the appreciation of the assets, and protect my dignity and self-respect so that I do not have to go […]
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