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States Brace for Baby Boomer Retirement Age Challenges

There are demographic and cultural shifts occurring in the United States. As the baby boomer generation continues to “gray” the country is changing the way individual states set budgets and health care policies. More attention will be paid to the needs of the post age 50 generation(s). Changing attitudes towards working past the age of [...]

June 30th, 2018|

New Guidance for Special Needs Trusts

Recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released new Program Operating Manual System (POMS) provisions, which are essentially a set of guidelines utilized by eligibility workers processing claims for Social Security benefits that directly relate to special needs trusts. Although we received a peek into what the POMS might look like at the Special Needs Trust Conference last October, advocates [...]

June 19th, 2018|

Major Overhaul of Veteran Care Passed by Senate

President Trump signed legislation Wednesday paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and expanded access for veterans to VA-funded care in the private sector. The bill will expand long-term and post-acute care (LT/PAC) options. Known as S2373, the VA Mission Act of 2018, it includes a provision authorizing the Department of Veterans [...]

June 11th, 2018|

Grieving Dog Attends Owner’s Funeral and Finds Peace Again After Pet Parent’s Sudden Death

Norma and her constant companion, Roxie. Pictured here is my mother Norma with her bests friend Roxie. She rescued her from a local shelter in 2005. One of the most difficult parts of saying goodbye to my mother in 2016 was watching Roxie and how she reacted to her owner's passing.  Roxie is [...]

May 25th, 2018|

Why May is Special for Elder Law Attorneys – Part 2

May is National Elder Law Month, as designated by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.It is a way to acknowledge the profession that supports seniors and their families with all of their planning needs. And while that sounds interesting, many people still ask, “What do elder law attorneys do?” In Part 2 of this [...]

May 15th, 2018|