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Planning for Your Second Half of Life

When you are ready to choose a law firm to help you with your planning, choose the firm that is willing to provide and stand behind the most comprehensive and thorough eldercare planning available: Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak.

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Long-Term Care Planners Kristin Daugherty and Tammy Zilske are two of the only three certified in Pennsylvania as Certified Medicaid Planners™

Qualifying for Medicaid long-term care benefits is not a “Do It Yourself Project.” The goal of the Federal Deficit Act of 2005, implemented on February 8, 2006, was to reduce the amount of those qualifying for Medicaid benefits by imposing a five year gifting look-back rule and changing how the gifting penalty was calculated. A simple wedding gift could create a Medicaid ineligibility period and cause an unpaid nursing home bill making children vulnerable to cover the bill.

Kristin Daugherty and Tammy Zilske as Certified Medicaid Planners™ work alongside the experienced and knowledgeable attorneys of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak to help clients of the firm develop and implement a legal and financial plan that allows them to both qualify for Medicaid long-term care benefits while protecting their assets. Protecting assets is possible even if you have not planned in advance of a health care crisis, but pre-planning provides a much better outcome.

Kristin Daugherty has been with the firm for more than five years. She primarily assists clients out of the State College office. Prior to her employment at the firm, she was a case manager with an Agency on Aging.

Tammy Zilske has been with the firm for more than 10 years. She primarily assists clients out of the Williamsport office. Prior to her employment at the firm, she was a hospice social worker, and a case manager with an Agency on Aging.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak elder care and special needs law firm has two convenient locations in Williamsport and State College for your FREE consultation. You can reach either office by calling 1-800-351-8334.

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