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Elder Law and Special Needs News

October 2020

 To Clients, Colleagues and Friends:

The Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh, comprised of over 315 financial professionals, has invited Certified Elder Law Attorney Julian Gray to speak at their 12th Annual Financial “Four”um taking place virtually on October 29th, 2020.

Featured Articles

Crowdfunding and the Impact on Means-Tested Public Benefits
Whether you are initiating a crowdfunding campaign or have plans to hold a local fundraiser to assist someone in need, doing your homework to avoid unintended consequences should be your first step.
Medicare Open Enrollment Starts October 15: Is It Time to Change Plans?
Medicare's Open Enrollment Period, during which you can freely enroll in or switch plans, runs from October 15 to December 7. Now is the time to start shopping around to see whether your current choices are still the best ones for you.

What's In The News

What Happens to Assets Left in a Special Needs Trust on the Death of the Beneficiary?

Terminating a special needs trust is not as simple as merely writing a check to the remainder beneficiaries and calling it a day. There are several key considerations and requirements to keep in mind.

Medicare Beneficiaries May Be Eligible for an Extra 100 days of Skilled Nursing Coverage Due to Pandemic
Medicare beneficiaries who qualified for skilled nursing facility (SNF) coverage may be eligible for an additional 100 days of coverage. Whether beneficiaries can actually get the extended coverage is another question.
The Ins and Outs of Guardianship and Conservatorship
Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise. If an adult becomes incapable of making responsible decisions, then the court will appoint a substitute decision maker.

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