Simple Elder Law Services

Building upon the interest generated for Powers of Attorney and Excellence in Fiduciary classes, Berks Encore recently began offering limited Power of Attorney and will writing services at no charge to low-income clients under the guidance of Georgeadis & Setley, LLC and the Berks County Bar Association.  These services, available to those who fall below the 200% federal poverty level in income, assure that the senior citizens have the legal protection they need, even when they cannot afford an elder law attorney. Future plans may include expanding the program to include assisting tenants who are facing eviction, illegal rent increases or having problems getting their landlord to make needed repairs as well as assisting Social Security and SSI recipients who are experiencing problems with their benefits, Medicare and Medicaid recipients experiencing problems with their benefits, elders who are the victims of financial abuse.