Category Archives: News

A Most Unusual Support System

            A recent story that made the news and spread quickly via the Internet reminds us of the importance of having a support system in place because you just never know when you might need it.             In this case it came from a very unlikely source.  A Domino’s Pizza shop in Oregon noticed that […]

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Major Changes to Social Security on the Horizon (Part 2) #SocialSecuritychanges

            Last week we were discussing some of the changes to Social Security that will be happening in 2016.  Let’s look at some more.             Under current rules, if a married beneficiary applies for Social Security benefits between age 62 and full retirement age (currently 66), he/she will receive whichever is the highest benefit – […]

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New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2015

Each year, many of the programs that, as elder law attorneys, we deal with daily, such as VA Aid and Attendance and Medicaid, are adjusted for inflation through a cost of living adjustment. In the past month the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7% increase in benefits starting in […]

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A Power of Attorny Gone Wrong

A power of attorney is such an important document, often central to guiding our aging clients and their families through the maze of laws, benefits and issues they face as our population continues to age and lifespans are increased by advances in medical science.  However, this document must be carefully tailored and much thought must […]

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New Jersey Implements POLST

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services recently released a new option for patients to communicate their goals and wishes for treatment in end of life situations.  POLST stands for Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.  New Jersey is one of many states that has put POLST in place. The New Jersey POLST form, […]

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Averting the Fiscal Cliff – What Does it Really Mean?

All anyone was talking about in the last days of 2012 was whether Congress and President Obama would work together to avoid an increase in taxes caused by the expiration of a number of tax breaks dating back to President Bush.  An agreement was reached at the 11th hour.  But what does it all mean?  […]

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Talk Live with Yale Hauptman. Call In Show March 3, 2008

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Elder Law Today LIVE Here is your chance to talk live with show host Yale Hauptman on his first live call in show.  If you have important questions that you need answered by an experienced elder law attorney here is your chance.  On March 3 at 8 PM eastern time Yale will host his first […]

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