Pennsylvania Medicaid and Elder Law Attorney

Elder Law Library

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How to Make the Medicaid Application Process Go More Smoothly

We receive many phone calls from potential clients who have run into challenges with applying for Medicaid in PA or the Medicaid application process and we see a number of …

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Medicaid Application Pending, 7 Things You Need to Know

So your application for Medicaid long-term care benefits is “pending” with the local County Assistance Office. Here are 7 things you need to know: You or your attorney should stay …

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Should you hire an attorney for a Medicaid application?

Does the Medicaid application process intimidate you? The application can be very overwhelming if you’ve never completed the process before. Terms like “five-year lookback” and “spousal benefits” can make you …

Estate & Trust Administration

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Elder Law and Asset Protection from Nursing Home Costs

You do not need to become impoverished due to your spouse’s nursing home costs. We help protect assets from nursing home costs, legally. There are federal and state rules that …

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Where Should I Keep My Will?

Your original will needs to be found in the event of your death, otherwise the provisions in it won’t be enforced. If the original will cannot be located, Pennsylvania law presumes that …

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Is Your Attorney a Certified Elder Law Attorney?

Is Your Attorney a Certified Elder Law Attorney? Robert C. Gerhard, III is certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme …

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How to Make the Medicaid Application Process Go More Smoothly

We receive many phone calls from potential clients who have run into challenges with applying for Medicaid in PA or the Medicaid application process and we see a number of …

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Pennsylvania Long-Term Care: Medicaid Myths

Pennsylvania Medicaid Myths Introduction So many times clients come to our office under the mistaken impression that nothing can be done to protect assets from nursing home costs. Much of the popular literature …

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Gifts Can Create Ineligibility for Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Long-Term Care Benefits

Parents sometimes help their children financially. Grandparents give money to their grandchildren. Unfortunately if that parent or grandparent is admitted to a nursing home within 5 years of such gifting and needs to apply for Medical Assistance…