Loved One Passes Away

Whether your spouse has just passed away or you have lost your mom or dad,…

Abuses in the Guardianship System

Serious problems with the public guardianship system in the United States can lead to elder…

Pay Your Debts

The main purpose of a will is to direct where your assets will go after…

Social Security Beneficiaries

In 2018, Social Security recipients will get their largest cost of living increase in benefits…

Unexpected expenses are a regular fact of life for many parents of children with disabilities,…

Special Needs Trustee

Choosing the right person to serve as trustee of a special needs trust is one…

ABLE Account

ABLE accounts are a great new savings tool for individuals with disabilities, but not all…

People with Disabilities in Natural Disasters

Hurricanes, floods and wildfires have ravaged large swaths of the U.S. this year.  Every major…

Autism and Hospitals

Adolescents and young adults with severe autism are being confined in emergency rooms and hospitals for…

Securing Food Stamps for Disabled

For many young people with disabilities, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – aka food…

Special Needs Trust

Simply defined, a trust is an agreement between two people — a grantor who donates…

What do ABLE accounts pay for

In passing the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Actin 2014, Congress created a new way…

Nursing Home Savings

The recent tragedy in which 12 Florida nursing home residents died when the facility lost power…

social security savings

What happens if you are a high-income Medicare beneficiary who is paying a surcharge on…

The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased…

Are you happy with your current Medicare plan or plans? Now is the time to…

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…