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Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Elder Law and Special Needs News

January 2019

 To Clients, Colleagues and Friends: 

We are pleased to announce that Elder Law Attorney Cindy S. Alvear will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's "Practical Medicaid Planning" providing continuing legal education to attorneys in Pittsburgh on January 31, 2019.

Featured Articles

Protecting Your House if you Need to Go into a Nursing Home

Even if you or a family member are in a nursing home, it is virtually never too late to engage in asset protection planning. However, planning well in advance of entering a nursing home will protect most of the important assets for you and your family.

Have Private Insurance and Are Turning 65? You Need Sign Up for Medicare Part B
If you are paying for your own insurance, you may think you do not need to sign up for Medicare when you turn 65. However, not signing up for Medicare Part B right away can cost you down the road. 

What's In The News

Why Not Just Use an Off-the-Shelf Power of Attorney Form?
A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. It is important to get it right, so you shouldn't use a do-it-yourself form. 
Pooled Trusts: Should You Consider Taking a Dip?

Trusts where the funds of many people with special needs are “pooled” may be a better option for some people than the conventional special needs trust, depending on the circumstances.

Understanding Medicare's Hospice Benefit
Medicare's hospice benefit is one of the most comprehensive benefits and can be extremely helpful to both the terminally ill individual and his or her family, but it is little understood and underutilized. 

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