Public Benefits for Seniors Living in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Area
Attorneys in Berwyn, Wyomissing, Scranton, Wilmington and Washington, D.C. area assist you with applications and appeals to government programs
Established in 1983, McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. guides seniors through thoughtful plans concerning financial, medical, estate planning and quality of life issues. Our team is experienced in advising clients about the application process and appeals of government programs for seniors, including:
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Every paycheck you’ve received has had a FICA — or Federal Insurance Contribution Act — deduction. Most seniors have the right to collect retirement payments they’ve made into the government program. We assist you in determining the amount you are entitled to and advise you how to incorporate your payments into your tax and estate planning strategies.
Helping you receive Medicare coverage
Healthcare is expensive at any age, but retirement often results in diminished private insurance options and higher premiums at a time when your costs have likely increased. Fortunately, Medicare offers extensive medical coverage for people over 65 years of age. We make sure you receive the full amount of your entitlement and avoid unjust denials of reasonable care.
Medicare pays for medically necessary skilled nursing services and facilities but does not cover unskilled custodial care — such as assistance with dressing, bathing, using the bathroom or performing other activities of daily living — so we consider how you can fund these vital services.
Having to pay for expensive medical care on a fixed income can bankrupt families who have not planned for such costs. Medicaid can defray the costs of obtaining good healthcare. Some people mistakenly believe that only poor people are eligible for this useful government benefit, but you may often qualify for Medicaid even if you are financially sound. As part of a long-term medical care plan, our lawyers can help you retain eligibility for Medicaid benefits and:
- Maintain your financial independence
- Keep your home and other valuable possessions
- Transfer property legally to family members
- Preserve your spouse’s financial security
- Prevent nursing homes from illegally demanding payments above negotiated Medicaid rates
Learn more about your rights to public benefits from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area senior law attorneys
Consult PA, DE, MD, and Washington, D.C. area senior law attorneys at McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. at 610.648.9300 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.