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the cost of long-term care insurance will increase and the approval processes will become more difficult as more major insurance companies cease offering these policies. Medicaid will pay for long-term care; however, eligibility for Medicaid is limited to people with limited assets. Therefore, most people will either pay for nursing home care themselves, divest themselves of assets in order to achieve eligibility for Medicaid before the need for nursing home care arises, or purchase long-term care insurance.
Transition Workshops in Pennsylvania: The main goal of special education is simple: to prepare students with disabilities for further education, employment and independent living. In this 90-minute workshop, attendees will learn from experts how to engage in transition planning, and secure services and supports needed for success.
Sometimes, HOW one deals with administrators who handle service requests can make a difference in what services they receive and how soon. Here are 5 tips that can help smooth your course as you deal with your state’s disability services agency.
Hinkle, Fingles & Prior presented with The Family Support Center of New Jersey’s Community Partner Award.
This article provides a thumbnail sketch of standard elder law basics with additional points that apply to parents of a person with a significant disability
By: S. Paul Prior, Esq.
As a parent, am I automatically the guardian for my adult son or daughter with a disability?
No. At the age of majority – 18 in New Jersey and 21 in Pennsylvania – the law considers a child emancipated, regardless of the severity of the disability. Only a judge can appoint a [...]
By Herbert D. Hinkle, Esq. and S. Paul Prior, Esq.
Parents who are court-appointed guardians of an adult child with a disability can pass on guardianship through their wills (in the event of death) and through a power of attorney (in the event of incapacity).
However, a growing number of parents are electing to seek a court [...]
by Herbert D. Hinkle, Esq.
New Jersey recently enacted a new guardianship law. The new law creates three types of guardians: a general guardian, a limited guardian, and a temporary guardian. A general guardian is appointed if the individual is incapacitated, meaning that the individual is without the ability to govern himself or manage his own [...]