2017 Social Security COLA Increase

By: Jane-Marie Schaeffer, Esq. The Social Security Administration just announced that the 2017 cost of living adjustment (COLA) will be 0.3%, resulting in an average increase of just $5.00 per month for retirees.  While small, this is better than 2016, when retirees saw no COLA increase to their Social Security checks.  However, even this modest […]
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The Rights of Nursing Home Residents

The decision to move an aging parent or loved one into a nursing home can be difficult. It is often the result of failing health, disease, injury, or hospital discharge where the individual can no longer safely remain at home. Adding to the anxiety is the fact that people moving to an elder care facility often have […]
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Protecting Benefits for Loved Ones with Disabilities

By: Jane-Marie Schaeffer, Esq. October is National Special Needs Law Month, dedicated to educating individuals with special needs, their families, and caregivers about their legal needs, future care planning, and advocacy. As a Board Member for Consumer Directed Choices, I recognize the importance of promoting independence for individuals with disabilities, and supporting living in the community. There […]
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Persing and Schaeffer Join the Herzog Law Firm

The Herzog Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of two experienced and highly regarded attorneys – Daniel J. Persing and Jane-Marie Schaeffer. Daniel J. Persing, Esq. Dan Persing has been a trusted attorney in the Capital Region for over 30 years, having worked as a solo practitioner and a named partner at several […]
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