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A "must have" resource for lawyers who counsel older adults.

The Fourth Edition of Elder Law in Pennsylvania brings you up to date on the legal rules you need to know in order to assist your older clients. You will get the latest word on how to plan to protect the assets of seniors who are in need of long-term care and the many other complicated legal issues facing your clients and families. Learn about Medicaid planning techniques, veterans' benefits, Medicare, home- and community-based services, and other programs that are vital to the health and financial security of seniors. Draft top-notch asset-protection powers of attorney and health-care decision-making documents, and understand Pennsylvania's new assisted living regulations, health-care reform, long-term care insurance, the liability of children for their parents' health-care costs, and so much more. There is nothing like the Fourth Edition of Elder Law in Pennsylvania to provide the Pennsylvania practitioner with the tools needed to counsel older clients.


What's in This Edition

  • Medicaid Planning Techniques—Pennsylvania's most complete guide—revised and updated
  • Protecting the resources of the community spouse
  • How to use notes and annuities
  • Qualifying for pension and other veterans' benefits
  • VA accreditation requirements and limits on attorney's fees
  • Keeping your client at home—aging waiver, LIFE, Medicare, and other programs
  • Medicare: health reform's impact; Medicare appeals; incorrect use by facilities of an "improvement" standard; closing the donut hole
  • Health directives and decision-making after Act 169; advance directives for veterans; POLST
  • Assisted living and personal care homes after the implementation of the new ALR regulations
  • Social Security benefits, including early retirement, reduction for excess earnings, and taxation of benefits
  • Guardianship
  • Pooled trusts
  • The Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Program
  • How to apply for Medical Assistance and appeal denials
  • Pennsylvania's family (filial) support law, and so much more

The Fourth Edition has been updated by many of Pennsylvania's most knowledgeable elder law attorneys. Plus… newly added forms, in text and on CD-ROM, online resources, and extensive illustrations and tips to assist you with your practice!


  • Introduction
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Planning for Incapacity—Financial Issues
  • Planning for Incapacity—Health-Care Issues
  • Guardianship
  • Social Security and Supplemental Security Income
  • Medicare
  • Veterans' Benefits
  • Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
  • Medical Assistance Eligibility and Transfers
  • Medical Assistance Marriage Issues
  • Home- and Community-Based Services
  • Medical Assistance Applications and Appeals
  • Filial Support Obligations in PA
  • Medical Assistance Estate Recovery
  • Elder Abuse and Protective Services  

Plus case and subject matter indexes and dozens of useful forms, in text and on CD-ROM, ready to be adapted to your practice.

Who Should Own this Book

  • Elder law attorneys
  • Estate attorneys
  • Health-care attorneys
  • General practitioners
  • Paralegals
  • Nursing home administrators
  • Discharge planners
  • Life insurance agents

. . . and anyone with an interest in issues affecting seniors

Page Count: 1,090

Addtional Documents

Table of Contents

Free Sample: Section 9-2 Medicaid Overview

About the Authors


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Product Information
Product Date:
December 01, 2015
Elder Law in Pennsylvania, Fourth Edition (eBook)
Speaker Information
Linda M. Anderson, JD, LLM, CELA   [ view bio ]
Janet M. Colliton
Brian Scott Dietrich
Martin J. Hagan
Marielle F. Hazen
Jennifer A. Kosteva, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Jeffrey A. Marshall
Dionysios C. Pappas
Matthew J. Parker
Sanford L. Pfeffer
Margaret E.W. Sager
Sally L. Schoffstall, Esq., CELA   [ view bio ]
Dennis C. Vondran, Jr.
Elizabeth A. White
Individual topic purchase: Selected
PBI Price:$199.00