HUD Makes Reverse Mortgages a Little Less Attractive

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced changes to the federal reverse…

Be Aware of the Kiddie Tax Before Leaving an IRA to Children

Grandparents may be tempted to leave an IRA to a grandchild because children have a…

Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or…

You Can Pay Your Medicare Premiums Online

Online bill paying has become a popular way to make paying bills easier, and now…

Prepaid Funeral Contract

No one wants to think about his or her death, but a little preparation in…

Health Care Provider Help

Have you or a loved one been denied Medicare-covered services because you’re “not improving”? Many…

Wills and Trusts for Graduates

If your child has reached the teenage years, you may already feel as though you…

Elder Law Help

A new report finds that states have made incremental improvements in providing long-term care, but…

housing assistance

Those with special needs often cannot get by without housing assistance from federal programs like…

Trust Beneficiary

If you are the main person managing the care of the beneficiary of a special…

Law for Students with Special Needs

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is arguably the most important federal law for…

Five Practical Uses for an ABLE Account

We have previously written about the pros and cons of ABLE (Achieving a Better Life…

How Medicare and Employer Coverage Coordinate

Medicare benefits start at age 65, but many people continue working past that age, either…

Owe Back Taxes?

Sometimes seniors find themselves owing past-due federal taxes they cannot afford to pay.  Although notices…

With Republicans in control of Congress and the presidency, there is talk of eliminating the…

Medicare's Part B Late-Enrollment Penalty

Medicare is offering relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part…

Age Discrimination

As baby boomers continue to work past retirement age, age discrimination lawsuits are becoming more…

Nursing Home Residents

New Obama-era rules designed to give nursing home residents more control of their care are…

elder couple medicare planning

Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home…

elder care

After initially delaying a rule intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to…

When your child is born with preventable birth defects due to medical malpractice, or suffers…

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that helps people with disabilities and very…

A little-publicized effect of the health care legislation the House of Representatives recently passed is…

special needs trust

It is common for a parent to want to be named as trustee of a…

The Arc Center for Special Planning

Many families of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities are familiar with The Arc. For…

private school vouchers

The Trump administration is planning to allocate billions of public education dollars to expand private…

Trustees of special needs trusts wear many hats. They act as investment manager, bookkeeper, distribution…

“Mr. Social Security

The Kentucky attorney who called himself “Mr. Social Security” pleaded guilty to charges of theft…

Social Security Workers Often Provide Incomplete Information

Americans are misinformed about many aspects of Social Security, and local Social Security offices may…

A little-known insurance option can be an answer for some people who might need care…