Category: Elder Law

October 25, 2018 | Elder Law

How to Claim Unclaimed Property

Nothing beats the joy of finding five dollars in an old pair of pants. Imagine finding $250 or $10,000. Given the amount of abandoned property in the United States (bank accounts, stocks, etc.), “found money” is a real possibility. The increase in abandoned property may be due to our increasingly mobile society, fewer people having... More
September 30, 2018 | Elder Law

Aging Life Care Professionals Can Ease Transitions

From Guest Contributor: LifeCare Advocates An article in the Boston Globe on August 6, 2018 entitled “There’s a window, and once it closes, it closes forever” details the challenging decisions faced by elders and their families who wish to “age in place” at home, but for whom a move to a more supportive living environment... More
July 30, 2018 | Elder Law

Finally: Some Good News for MassHealth Applicants

For years, MassHealth has abused due process requirements in denying applications for benefits without adequately explaining the basis for the denial.   Applying for benefits has become more and more difficult and burdensome.   Finally, a Massachusetts Superior Court has acknowledged the problem and ordered MassHealth to take corrective actions.  In June of 2018, Superior Court Judge... More
July 25, 2018 | Elder Law

Article Highlights Importance of Flexibility in Planning

It’s difficult to imagine entering retirement and your golden years as a member of the middle class, but through a series of life changing events, needing to rely on Medicaid for financial support. However, this is what happens to thousands of Americans every year.  Roy Lieber recently recounted the story of Rita Sherman of Dedham,... More