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By: Sipi Gupta | January 13, 2020

Long-term care insurance is a specific type of insurance product that helps people cover the cost of long-term care beyond a predetermined period.  But it’s not the only way to pay for in-home care, adult day care, assisted living or a nursing home.

 

Short-term care insurance is an alternative to long-term care insurance that provides good coverage for those in need of long-term care.  Not only are they less expensive, but they may also be available to older seniors or those who aren't otherwise eligible for long-term coverage. Short-term care insurance policies (also known as recovery care or convalescent care policies) will offer between $50 to $300 per day of long-term care coverage for 180 to 360 days.  You choose t...

By: Sipi Gupta | September 22, 2019

A: No.  Here's what you need to know:

  • Under GN 00204.003 of the POMS, if an applicant cannot file for benefits because of a lack of capacity, then someone else can file for that person.
  • In that case, a physician should complete SSA Form 787 certifying that the claimant doesn't have capacity to apply for benefits.  Form SSA 787 is not currently available on the official SSA.gov Web site and should be obtained from the local SSA office.
  • SSA will accept this as evidence of incapacity and allow a 10-day period for the claimant to object.  
  • If there is no objection, then the application is processed by the SSA.
Under this procedure, guardianship is not required.


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By: Sipi Gupta | April 11, 2019

Attorneys, check out this CLE on working with low-income clients and providing free representation! This program will address practical issues that often arise in pro bono representation, and strategies for successfully handling them. Faculty will discuss key considerations for transactional and litigation attorneys. Full scholarships and discounts available.  

By: Sipi Gupta | February 08, 2017

Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association are eligible for up to $300 per year to reimburse toward the cost of sign language or CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) interpreters!  Click here to access the reimbursement application.

By: Sipi Gupta | January 24, 2017

Philadelphia, PA - The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania has named Sipi Gupta to its Pro Bono Roll of Honor.  Gupta was recognized at the First Judicial District 2016 Pro Bono Publico Awards & Roll of Honor Reception. The event was hosted by the First Judicial District judges at Philadelphia City Hall. 

The judges from the First Judicial District created the Pro Bono Roll of Honor to honor attorneys who have worked on pro bono matters in the Philadelphia courts. Attorneys named to the honor roll must have provided pro bono representation in a matter pending in one of the courts of the First Judicial District during the preceding year.

The Gupta Law Firm logs nearly 600 hours of pro bono service annually...