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HTMLSocial Security Benefits to Inch Up 1.7 Percent in 2015
Leah Mitchell McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
The nation's elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7 percent increase in payments in 2015. This is expected to raise the average monthly payment for the typical retired worker by $22. The increase is slightly higher than last year’s 1.5 percent cost-of-living...

 

HTMLWhen a Parent Retires, a Child with Disabilities Could Qualify for SSDI
Leah M. McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
When the parent of an adult with disabilities retires, the child may qualify for federal disability benefits, even if the child has never worked.

 

HTMLNew Book Draws Insights From Adults Living in Specialized Housing
Leah M. McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
For more than 30 years, David Wizansky and his wife, Margot, have developed and operated group homes in the Boston area for adults with developmental disabilities through their company, Specialized Housing. Now David Wizansky has written a book of essays, Identity, Self, and the World: Learning...

 

HTMLA Review of the Guardianship Process
Julie DiBaggio; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
A Review of the Guardianship Process and the Roles and Responsibilities of a Guardian Appointed Over a Resident's Person and/or Over Their Estate

 

HTMLWhat's the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid in the Context of Long-Term Care?
Ryan W. Barry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Although their names are confusingly alike, Medicaid and Medicare are quite different programs. Both programs provide health coverage, but Medicare is an “entitlement” program, meaning that everyone who reaches age 65 and is entitled to receive Social Security benefits also receives...

 

HTMLChoosing a Trustee for a Special Needs Trust
Dana B. Perry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 2014
Choosing a trustee is one of the most important and difficult issues in creating a special needs trust (SNT). Trustees must have the necessary expertise to manage the trust, including making proper investments, paying bills, keeping accounts, and preparing tax returns. But the SNT trustee must also...

 

HTMLNew Yorker Cartoonist Lauds Elder Law Profession in Interviews About Her Book
Dana B. Perry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 2014
The popular New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast has created a graphic memoir of coping with her parents’ final years, titled Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? The book has received widespread attention and critical praise.

 

HTMLElder Abuse and Military Veterans
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
Our veterans have been through so much for our country, you would think they would be honored and celebrated by every single U.S. citizen. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Many companies and individuals target elderly veterans for abuse and scams, rather than celebration.

 

HTMLIs Your Special Needs Plan Due for a Tune-Up?
Ryan W. Barry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Doctors recommend visiting once every year for a physical, and dentists stress the importance of six-month checkups, but did you know that you should also take the time to review your special needs plan with your attorney at least once a year?

 

HTMLWhen Life Changes, the Social Security Administration Needs to Know
Ryan W. Barry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 2014
While the Social Security Administration (SSA) frequently conducts reviews to make sure that people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are still eligible for those programs, there are also times when a beneficiary is responsible for...

 


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