With campus doors opening back up some new guidelines may be of assistance to students. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are typically subject to strict income limits, but recipients under age 22 who are students may be able to earn significantly more without jeopardizing Continue reading
Digital Estate: How To Maneuver
While the internet makes our lives more convenient, it also adds new complications. For example, what happens to all our online data and assets if we become disabled or die? Whether or not we spend half our lives responding to devices, we all transact a lot of our daily business online Continue reading
Adult Guardianship Abuse
A growing problem with adult guardianship abuse is giving rise to calls for reform of the system. Vulnerable elderly can get caught in the guardianship system, being harmed and exploited by the very process that is supposed to protect them.
A guardian is someone appointed by a court Continue reading
Let’s Talk Disabled Beneficiaries
Just before the end of 2019, Congress passed and the President signed a spending bill that includes significant changes to retirement savings accounts. Known as the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, this legislation changes rules around retirement Continue reading
Need a Travel Buddy?
With everyone getting back to traveling and regular life, how are things for our disabled friends? The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed regulations that would allow airlines to impose new restrictions on people with disabilities seeking to fly with service animals. Continue reading
A Will Isn’t The Only Way
While a Will is one of the most important Estate Planning documents you can have, there are things that it won’t cover. A Will is just one part of a comprehensive Estate Plan. A Will is a legally-binding statement directing who will receive your property at your death. It is also Continue reading
Sweet Home Security
Our last elder advice post for elder law month has sadly come. Hope everyone has enjoyed the information & that it is useful to you & your loved ones.
The federal government has expanded access to protections for spouses of reverse mortgage holders who are not named in the loan document, Continue reading
“The Talk” Elder Edition
Talking about Estate Planning is a difficult, emotional topic but it’s essential for every family. Unless you’re certain your parents have an up-to-date will and a wider plan for what should happen in the event of their passing, you shouldn’t assume everything will be taken care of. Continue reading
Living Life Golden
It is Elder Law Month! In honor of elder law month, there will be elder related posts all month long! In today’s post we will be discussing long-term care and what you and family members need to know about it. Long-term care is the care you need if you can’t perform daily activities Continue reading
Retirement Head Start
Imagine yourself waking up one day brushing your teeth washing your face and getting ready for your day. Right before you head into work you decide to stop at a local gas station to fill up and grab a cup of coffee. As you’re in the checkout line you notice some scratch offs, you’re Continue reading