Elder Abuse Attorney
Aviv Bliwas, Elder Abuse attorney in Harrisburg, PA, recognizes that seniors and their families deserve to be respected and kept informed about the legal issues that most concern them. Aviv works closely with her clients and offers legal advice with an eye to improving the overall well being of senior citizens and their loved ones. With that philosophy in mind, Aviv Bliwas, Harrisburg Elder Abuse Lawyer serve seniors in elder law areas such as:
- Medicaid help and Medicare planning
- Veterans’ benefits
- Social Security and Social Security Disability
- Retirement planning
When your loved one can no longer make or communicate safe or sound decisions about themselves or their assets, it may be time to consider requesting that the Court appoint a guardian. Guardians frequently make decisions about where their ward will live, how their property is invested, what type of financial benefits they need, and what type of health care they require. Realizing that an aging family member may need a Court-appointed guardian is never easy, and going through the often-lengthy process of becoming a legal guardian can be daunting if you don’t have the help of an elder law attorney. If you know a family member or friend who needs the assistance of a guardian or conservator, contact the law offices of Aviv Bliwas to review the options available to you and your family.
Medicaid Help and Medicare Planning
Qualifying for Medicaid is something that seniors and their family members often don’t think about until skilled nursing care is draining their life’s savings. Even if you or your loved one is not receiving long term care yet, it is important to plan ahead with an elder law attorney and understand your options so that you can qualify for Medicaid or Medicare quickly, rather than having to pay for everything out of pocket. Aviv S. Bliwas will help you navigate and understand Medicare Parts A, B, C (Medicare Advantage) & D, Medigap, and PACE. She can also help you qualify for coverage for in-home nursing care through the Waiver program. If you or a loved one need long term care she can help you figure out how to qualify for Medicaid or otherwise pay for care.
If you’re a veteran, it’s important to make sure that you’re receiving all the benefits you’re entitled to. However, it can be difficult to determine what benefits you have a right to, and it can be very confusing to try to work with the Veteran’s Administration. Aviv Bliwas is licensed to practice in front of the Veteran’s Administration and will fight for your benefits when necessary. She will also make sure that veterans’ benefits do not jeopardize other benefits, such as Medicaid.
Social Security and Disability
As with veterans, senior citizens should make sure that they’re receiving the benefits that they’re entitled to, but oftentimes they might not know how to go about doing this. Elder law attorney Aviv Bliwas will help you apply for benefits and make sure that you receive them while also making sure that your social security income doesn’t disqualify you for other benefits.