If you need a lot of cash on hand upon retirement, Social Security offers a lump-sum payment option that’s worth six months of retroactive benefits. However, it comes at a cost. It is important to understand the details before agreeing to the payment.
Justin is an Associate Attorney at Zacharia Brown, counseling clients in estate and asset protection planning, Medicaid eligibility for long term care, Veterans’ benefits eligibility, and estate administration. He also represents clients in Orphans’ Court litigation, including guardianship proceedings for incapacitated adults. Justin regularly represents hospitals and nursing homes to secure medical and financial decision makers for patients in need of such individuals.
Justin is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he represented indigent clients in Elder Law matters as part of the Sikov Elder Law Clinic.
Justin is a member of both the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA).
Justin can be heard broadcasting for Pittsburgh Elder Law on KDKA 1020 AM every other Saturday at 12:00 noon. He also provides educational seminars to community organizations throughout the Pittsburgh area.
Justin was raised in Peters Township and currently lives with his wife in the Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
Subject Matter Focus
- Asset Protection Planning
- Medicaid Eligibility Planning
- Nursing Home/Long Term Care Planning
- Pennsylvania Probate/Estate Administration
- Trust Administration
- Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney