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Elder Law Attorney
Lamson & Cutner’s practice is solely focused on the elderly and disabled. We advise on Medicare and Medicaid, home care and nursing home care, and trusts and estates. We are very results oriented, and we don’t accept a matter unless we are confident we can produce a good outcome for the client at a cost-effective […]
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Trusts and Estates Attorney
Most people are concerned about their estate plan. They want to minimize taxes, and make sure that their assets are passed on to beneficiaries of their own choosing in the most effective way. However, an estate plan is not a plan to protect your assets and income against the extremely high costs of long-term care. […]
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Medicaid Home Care Attorney
In New York, Medicaid has a large and well-funded program to assist seniors and the disabled who are having problems with the activities of daily living (“ADL’s”), and who wish to remain in their own homes. Home care can be extremely expensive, depending on the number of hours and days required. Many people believe that […]
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Medicaid Nursing Home Attorney
Nursing home costs today are absolutely ruinous and unaffordable for most people. Life’s savings are rapidly depleted, and homes are put in jeopardy, when people attempt to pay for care out of their personal funds. Spouses and other family members can be left in a precarious position, without the resources to pay for their own […]
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Who Is Your Legal Advisor?
Most states, including New York, regulate the unauthorized practice of law (“UPL”). These rules are intended to protect the public from receiving or acting on incorrect legal advice that can lead to adverse or even disastrous consequences. At the same time, some people believe that UPL statutes unfairly protect lawyers and their profitable franchise. Many […]
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Lamson & Cutner, P.C., is Accredited to Give Courses to Social Workers for CE Credit
The New York State Education Department instituted a requirement that, “[b]eginning January 1, 2015, each Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period.” Social workers are now required to gain CE credits in order to maintain their licenses. […]
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Why Nursing Homes and Hospitals Refer Clients to Lamson & Cutner, P.C.
An open letter from David Cutner Lamson & Cutner provides the highest level of professional and ethical representation for its clients, using means and methods that actually benefit third party providers as well.   Here is how: Contents Private pay vs. Medicaid pay A financially responsible payer An accurate pick-up date Medicaid pending The NAMI Elder Law […]
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Medicaid Nursing Home Care
If you need long term skilled nursing care and are financially eligible under New York’s laws, you can have your nursing home care paid for by Medicaid. This is different from Community Medicaid, the other type of Medicaid available to New Yorkers. Since New York has a generous Medicaid program, it is possible for nursing […]
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Supplemental Needs Trust In NYC, Westchester, & The NY Metro Area
Supplemental Needs Trusts (sometimes called “Special Needs Trusts”) are special Trusts, authorized by the government, which allow disabled persons to protect their assets while they are receiving government benefits.  For a disabled person who may have myriad needs such as a handicapped-accessible home, special clothing, transportation, food, furniture, and countless other accommodations, using up one’s […]
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Medicaid Trust (Irrevocable Grantor Trust)
Many people are unaware that creating a Medicaid Trust in NYC, Westchester, or the NY Metro area can help them protect the assets they have accumulated over a lifetime of hard work.  A trust, as used in Elder Law planning, is a legal entity that allows you to preserve assets that you might otherwise be […]
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