Sunday, August 9, 2009

Spring / Summer Edition of "Legal Update" Now Available

The Spring/Summer edition of Quatrini Rafferty's acclaimed newsletter is now available on our website!

Click here to read the entire issue or on the links beside the following articles:

Recently, while in Washington, D.C., I either dropped my wallet or someone"borrowed" it from my back pocket. I am fairly cautious about how I safeguard my valuables when I travel, but not this time.

If you receive Medicare and have low income and few resources, help may be available to you. If you apply for state assistance, the state may pay your Medicare premiums and, in some cases, other Medicare expenses such as deductibles, coinsurance, or premiums and prescription co-payments related to the Medicare prescription drug program (Part D). Only your state can determine if you qualify.

Every so often the Pennsylvania courts issue decisions which result in attorneys rushing to contact their clients with advice. Now is one of those times. We want you to be aware of a change in the law which could result in the loss of your workers' compensation benefits.

A new provision in Pennsylvania law alters the criteria for expungement of criminal records for summary offenses. Expungement is the process that removes past criminal offenses from your record.

A new Right to Know Law in Pennsylvania took effect on January 1, 2009. Although Pennsylvania has had an open records law since the late 1950's, the scope of that law was never clear and it was not applied uniformly throughout the state.

In the Winter 2009 edition of Legal Update, we discussed the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, effective July 1, 2009.

Have you noticed more money in your paycheck lately? This increase was the result of the "Making Work Pay Credit." This federal tax credit provides up to $400.00 for individuals and up to $800.00 for married taxpayers filing joint returns for 2009.

If you liked this edition of the QR Newsletter, be sure to check out our website for past issues/articles on similar topics.

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