Tag Archives: elder law

Helping Veterans with Long Term Care Costs

By: Jane-Marie Schaeffer, Esq. On Veteran’s Day, we honor those who have served our country.  Our government offers many benefits to veterans to repay them for their service, one of which is assistance with paying for long-term care costs.  This VA benefit, which is called the Aid and Attendance Benefit, is available to wartime veterans […]
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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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Caring for Aging Parents

As life expectancies continue to increase, it becomes much more likely that you will need to financially help an aging parent. If you find yourself in that situation, review the tax laws to determine whether you can obtain some tax relief. The key is to determine whether you can deduct your parent as a dependent, […]
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Fear Factors in Elder Care Planning

The fear of many elderly individuals — perhaps even yourself or someone in your family — is that nursing home costs will consume their life savings before they can be passed to their heirs. This concern is real and has spawned elder care planning strategies designed to minimize the damage. Background: Medicaid is a health care assistance program […]
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Q&A: Medicaid Planning

There are many things to consider when applying for Medicaid and the process can be very confusing. It’s also important to start planning for Medicaid before you actually need to apply. Below are some frequently asked questions we hear from individuals regarding Medicaid planning and eligibility. Question: What is Medicaid? Answer: Medicaid is a Federally, […]
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The Herzog Law Firm Welcomes Attorney David A. Kubikian

The Herzog Law Firm welcomes new Senior Associate Attorney David A. Kubikian.  Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Kubikian worked at the New York offices of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP from 2006 to 2011.  After meeting his beautiful wife in New York City, Mr. Kubikian relocated to Saratoga Springs to start a family.  […]
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