Can I Deduct my Long-Term Care Expenses?

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Long-term care can be very expensive. Can you deduct the costs on your income tax return? What is Long-Term Care? “Long-term care” refers to the ongoing personal assistance you need when you have a prolonged physical illness, disability or severe cognitive impairment (such as Alzheimer’s disease). It may involve help carrying out basic self-care tasks, […]

Does Your Power of Attorney Have “Hot Powers”?

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Not all powers of attorney are created equal. Durable financial powers of attorney grant your agent the authority to act for you when you are unable. These agency agreements can vary in terms of scope and complexity. Some financial powers of attorney are very simple. They permit your agent to manage your money and property. […]

Opposition to Department of Aging Merger

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Pennsylvania legislators are currently considering Governor Wolf’s proposal to merge four Pennsylvania human service agencies. The Governor would like to consolidate the current Departments of Aging (PDA), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Health (DOH), and Human Services (DHS) into a unified Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In recent weeks legislators have heard testimony […]