--Planning in Brief

--Frequently Asked Questions

--The New Face of Long Term
   Care (MMLTC)

--Pooled-Income Trusts

--Medicaid Home Care: The
   Consumer in Charge

--Supplemental Needs Trusts

--Assisted Living Program

--Holocaust Reparations


MEDICARE 2013 in a Nutshell:
A Summary



--Using the Durable Powers of

--Health Care Proxies & Living






Copyright 2013
Martin Petroff & Associates

Welcome to the Martin Petroff & Associates web site…

Trying to understand the options available to help pay the costs of long-term care is overwhelming. Paying out-of-pocket is often a time-limited venture. Few families are in a position to pay privately for an extended period of time.

The law firm of Martin Petroff & Associates is dedicated to assisting the disabled and the elderly in their efforts to access health-care services and avoid impoverishment.

  • We believe it is essential to know that there are many ways to protect an individual's assets and still obtain necessary long-term care. In fact, it is not necessary to dissipate or spend down savings or income to a bare-bones level to become eligible for those services.
  • We focus on the legal needs of the elderly, working with a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of the older client. The firm also represents disabled clients who have long-term care needs similar to those of the elderly.
  • We address general estate-planning issues and counsel clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision-making documents, such as durable powers-of-attorney and health-care proxies.
  • We assist the elderly and younger disabled clients in planning for possible long-term-care needs, including nursing-home care, assisted living, home care, and day care.

Our specific practice includes locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the care and working to ensure our clients' right to quality care.


Martin Petroff is an elder-law attorney and health-care advocate for the elderly and disabled.  A former staff attorney for health-care affairs for the New York City Department for the Aging, his interests include Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and planning for long-term care.

As a consumer advocate, Mr. Petroff has spoken widely on radio and television and before the United Federation of Teachers, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the AARP.  Mr. Petroff has been a regular guest on the WMCA Radio broadcast, Health Saturday.

Mr. Petroff is a member of the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition of New York State.  He is the editor of the Elder Law Report, a nationally distributed newsletter published by his firm.

Mr. Petroff’s firm, Martin Petroff & Associates, is located at 270 Madison Avenue, in midtown Manhattan, PH: 212-679-5800; email:; web site: