How Medicaid Regards Your Home in Pennsylvania or New Jersey

Nursing home residents do not automatically have to sell their other homes in order to qualify for Medicaid. That doesn't mean, however, that their homes are completely protected. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the state will likely put a lien on a house while the resident is living and attempt to recover the property after the resident has passed away. Attorney E. Nego Pile, Southeastern Pennsylvania’s go-to elder law advocate, can help…

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Free Tax Preparation Help for Seniors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Good grief, it’s tax time again! Attorney E. Nego Pile, an estate planning lawyer with considerable experience in tax matters, offers this advice to the elderly in Pennsylvania and New Jersey: Seniors and retirees should know that they may qualify for free tax preparation help. Specifically, they may be able to use online tax preparation software free of charge. Besides that, seniors are eligible for free counseling assistance from the IRS. In fact,…

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Tips on Creating an Estate Plan that Benefits a Child with Special Needs in Pennsylvania or New Jersey

Parents want their children to be taken care of after they die. Children with disabilities have increased financial and care needs, so ensuring their long-term welfare can be tricky. Proper planning by parents is necessary to benefit the child with a disability, including an adult child, as well as assist any siblings who may be left with the caretaking responsibility. That’s why so many people throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey engage…

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Fear of Losing Home to Medicaid Contributed to Elder Abuse Case

While this happened in California, it could easily happen anywhere – even here in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It’s the tale of a woman and her daughter who, fearing they’d lose their home to Medicaid, severely abused the woman’s mother, who shared the home with them, and thus caused her death. If the pair had consulted with an elder law attorney, they might have figured out a way to get…

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