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Guardian Alert

Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:34

alertThe Supreme Court has issued new rules which affect all current and future guardians.  The rules include:

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Probate Problems

Friday, 08 May 2015 13:31

UnhappyHere is an example of a common question we receive in relation to probate: “My mother recently passed away. I believe I have an inheritance, but I do not have a copy of her will and the Executor will not share it with me. What are my legal rights in this situation?”

I posed this question to Attorney David Banas, who said…

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Legislators Introduce Bill Allowing ABLE Accounts for Ohio Residents!

Monday, 04 May 2015 11:26

OH Seal 2Ever since the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into federal law on December 19, 2014, individual states have been jumping to get on board with the ABLE Act. 39 states have either introduced or enacted a state version of the ABLE program. We may now add to that list our own state of Ohio. On Wednesday April 15, 2015, Ohio legislators introduced HB 155 and SB 147, the Disability Expense Savings Account bill, also known as the Ohio ABLE Act.

Why is there such an interest in ABLE accounts?

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SSI Mobile Wage Reporting App

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:35

CellphonesThe Social Security Administration now offers a free Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Mobile Wage Reporting Application. This convenient new tool allows recipients, their representative payee, or an individual whose income helps them meet their basic needs (like a parent or a spouse) to report wages using a smartphone. SSI is a needs-based program so the amount that recipients receive is determined partly by the income available to them. It is good practice for them to report wages on a monthly basis to prevent overpayment or underpayment by SSI. Recipients should contact their local social security office to see if they are eligible to use the app or visit the Social Security Administration website.  

Download the app here: iOS  Android

- Posted by Hickman & Lowder Staff

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