The Senate unanimously approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (S. 349) to correct an error in the law that presumes that all persons with disabilities lack the mental capacity to handle their own affairs. The legislation was introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), with Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joining as
Dear Friends, As an Elder Law Attorney, I am intimately familiar with the devastating effects of Alzheimers’ Disease. That is why I am joining the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on November 7, 2015. I’ve committed to raising awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care, support and research, and I need your help. Together,
Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys, Esq. has received VA Accreditation. This is a privilege afforded attorneys in order to be able to prepare, present and prosecute claims for veteran’s benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Since 2008, Ms. Jeffreys has been chosen as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in Elder Law. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state
Medicaid is a joint federal, state and city program which provides medical assistance for persons with low incomes and limited assets. It is available to persons who are eligible for public assistance or SSI (Supplementary Security Income). However, Medicaid is also available in some states for persons with higher incomes. In states like New York
Statistics show that approximately 60 percent of the population age 65 or over will require some form of long-term care. Some will be there for relatively short periods of time. These are usually stroke victims who are doing rehabilitation. A significant percentage will remain in a nursing home for an extended period of time. These