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Super Lawyers 2021 Top 100; Robert C. Gerhard Makes the List!

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

I bumped into a friend and fellow attorney, Katherine, at the Jersey shore in late July and to my surprise she congratulated me for making the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers …

Should you hire an attorney for a Medicaid application?

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

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 …

Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

The Medicaid Payback: Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Program What follows is an updated version of an article that was authored by Attorney Gerhard and previously published in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s law …

Nursing Home Medicaid Benefits Denied

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

The recently decided Commonwealth Court case of Bradford County Manor v. Pennsylvania Department of Human Services[1] illustrates the importance of timely filing an appeal when Medicaid long-term care benefits have been denied.

Uh oh: Nursing Home Handling Medicaid Application

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

It can be expensive for you to have the nursing home business office handle the application for Medical Assistance…

Where Should I Keep My Will?

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

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 …

Pennsylvania’s Filial Support Law: Children Can Be Held Responsible for Parent’s Unpaid Nursing Home Bill

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

Pennsylvania appellate case law has upheld lower court decisions that imposed liability on children for their parents’ unpaid nursing home bills under Pennsylvania’s filial responsibility law (also called “filial support …

Geriatric Care Managers and Elder Law

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

Geriatric Care Managers and Elder Law Attorney Gerhard believes in hiring the right people to address non-legal issues that impact the elder law services being provided. While Mr. Gerhard is …

Is Your Attorney a Certified Elder Law Attorney?

By Robert C. Gerhard, III

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 …