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Elder Law and Special Needs News

September 2020

 To Clients, Colleagues and Friends:

Congratulations to Certified Elder Law Attorneys Julian Gray, Frank Petrich, Karen Timko, Jennifer Rose and Rob Schweitzer for being included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© as top-rated lawyers in Pittsburgh in the area of Elder Law.

Congratulations also to Certified Elder Law Attorney Matthew Kikta for being included in the inaugural edition of the 2021 Best Lawyers: “Ones To Watch” in the area of Elder Law.

Featured Articles

Revocable Living Trusts vs. Irrevocable Trusts

Building an estate plan that is appropriate for your family means being familiar with the basics of various strategies. This article breaks down and analyzes five things to know about Revocable Living Trusts and five things to know about Irrevocable Trusts. 

You Really Can Afford Good Legal Advice
There are specialists in just about every profession. As we age, the Elder Law Attorney can help a person navigate the journey on many levels, and not just the preparation of legal documents. There’s no one size fits all when it comes to legal services, and our firm always listens to the client’s situation first at no obligation. It comes down to a question of value -not price.

What's In The News

Consider Putting Recipients’ Pandemic Relief Payments in an ABLE Account

Although the up to $1,200 relief payment does not immediately affect eligibility for means-test programs like Medicaid and SSI, if the money is not spent within 12 months it will count as an asset and could affect eligibility.

How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Social Security?

The coronavirus pandemic is having a profound effect on the current U.S. economy, and it may have a detrimental effect on Social Security’s long-term financial situation. 

Can You Transfer Your Medicare and Medicaid Plans When You Move to Another State?
If you plan to move states, can you take your Medicare or Medicaid plans with you? The answer depends on whether you have original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Medicaid.

The 2020 Healthcare Professional's Conference

On September 1st, due to the pandemic, we held our 2020 Healthcare Professional’s Conference virtually for the first time. We are pleased to report that we had a successful program with amazing participation.  Thank you to all who were able to join us!

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our guest speakers for helping to make the program a success; Jill Yesko, from Discover Organizing, Inc., Vickie Dellaquila, from Organization Rules, Inc. and Raphael M. Barishansky, from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors below!

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