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October 15 to December 7: Put Those Dates on your Calendar!

If you are 65 or older, or know someone who is 65 or older, put October 15 to December 7 on your calendar.  Those dates are more important than any religious, political or personal holiday.  Those dates mare the beginning and end of Medicare Open Enrollment.  That is when most Medicare enrollees can change their Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans. Read More


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Beneficiaries in Orange

On a “listserv” we both read, a colleague, Nathan Piwowarski, posted a helpful explanation about litigating SCRA cases. He also provides tips on how a trust should be drawn up to avoid claim of the Michigan Department of Corrections for reimbursement for the costs of imprisonment. His remarks build on my post: “Chains of Blood; Bars of Steel.” He has Read More


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Repealing the Affordable Care Act

Without spin or editorializing on the issue, here are some facts from The Center for Medicare Advocacy, medicareadvocacy.org, about the program Congress plans to repeal: The uninsured percentage of Americans under 65 is the currently the lowest in decades. Beginning in 2014, the rate dropped from 16.6% to 10.5%. As of March 31, 2016, 11.1 million people have coverage through Read More


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Attorney Fee Hazards at Social Security Administration

A colleague posted a question on an elder law listserv about being paid to represent a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient who lost benefits due to assets in a special needs trust (SNT). The SSI program has a $2,000 asset limit and an SNT is designed to protect excess assets. The question was answered by a very knowing Social Security Read More