Pandemic Payments Now Won’t Affect SSI Benefits or Eligibility at All
Pandemic-related financial assistance will no longer affect an individual’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the benefit amount, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced.
Lawsuits Charge Families Paid Thousands for Service Dogs That Were of No Service at All
Hundreds of families learned the hard way that when acquiring a service dog, you’d better be sure you’re getting what you paid for.
Be Careful Not to Name Minors as Your Beneficiaries
Most people want to pass their assets to their children or grandchildren, but naming a minor as a beneficiary can have unintended consequences. It is important to make a plan that doesn’t involve leaving assets directly to a minor.
Britney Spears Case Puts Renewed Focus on Guardianships and Less Restrictive Alternatives
Britney Spears’s struggle to regain control over her business and personal life shines a spotlight on legal guardianship and alternatives that involve less loss of control over one’s life.
Why Everyone Should Have an Estate Plan
Do you have a will? A durable power of attorney? A health care proxy? If not, why not? Failure to create an estate plan risks causing discord in your family for generations to come.
The Need for Medicaid Planning
One of the greatest fears of older Americans is that they may end up in a nursing home. This not only means a great loss of personal autonomy, but also a tremendous financial price. Careful planning can help ease the financial burden.
Three Tips When Hiring a Caregiver for a Child with Special Needs
Hiring a caregiver for someone with special needs can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to keep in mind before, during, and after the hiring process.
President Biden Proposes Billions in Increased Funding for Home Health Care
President Biden has introduced a plan to spend $400 billion over eight years on home and community-based care for the elderly and people with disabilities. The money would go to expand access to care and support higher-paying caregiving jobs.
What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?
The estate tax gets all the press, but if you are leaving property to a grandchild, there is an additional tax you should know about. The generation-skipping transfer tax affects property passed to a grandchild in a will or trust.
COVID-19 Relief Bill Makes ACA Even More Affordable, If Only Temporarily
The American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden, makes health coverage bought through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) vastly more affordable for millions of Americans, at least for two years.
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