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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:35
The 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.
- Posted by Hickman & Lowder Staff
Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:00
One of the most overlooked but important reasons for young people to have a basic estate plan is if their main asset is their home. Particularly for young couples with young children at home, the house is generally the largest asset. Almost uniformly, that largest asset is encumbered by a mortgage. If something were to happen to you and your spouse and you didn't have a simple estate plan in place, the person in charge of your estate would likely be forced to sell the home to pay the debts of your estate. While this may not seem like a problem at first glance, if you don't have a last will and testament that specifically authorizes your executor to sell your real property to pay off your debts, the your estate will likely have to institute a land sale proceeding in probate court.
Thursday, 08 January 2015 11:16
You did the responsible thing. You hired a lawyer. You put in place a power of attorney for healthcare and a living will. You know who will be making decisions for you if you can’t communicate and you know who will speak to your doctor if you are unconscious. It seems as though you have done all the right things. You gave a copy of the power of attorney to the person you named. Is it time to sit back and relax?
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:27
Congress has passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act this week, which promises to help individuals with disabilities and their families save for disability-related expenses and proactively plan for their futures. The ABLE Act would allow a single tax-free savings account to be established for individuals who were disabled before the age of 26.
- Sonja's Suggestions: Loneliness
- ABLE Act: Dream Come True, or Wake-up Call? Maybe Both.
- Sonja's Suggestions: Enjoy the Last Days of Summer
- My Community Meal
- Sonja's Suggestions: Planning for Your Pets
- EPSDT Program Update
- Dementia Self-Assessment
- Sonja's Suggestions: Caregiving
- Casey Kasem – What Did He Really Want??
- The Parental Right of an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)
- International Sexual Predator Met Through Online Game
- Avoiding Foreclosure of a Reverse Mortgage
- Sonja's Suggestions: Dancing
- Movie Review: ALPHÉE OF THE STARS (2012)
- Sonja's Suggestions: Grocery Delivery
- The Perfect Marriage
- Accessing ABA Services Under Health Care Reform
- New Medicaid Program Begins
- Medicare and the Affordable Care Act: Separating Rumor from Reality
- Remedies Available to Persons Disenrolled from the Home Care Waiver
- Universal Design: A Guide to Becoming Master of the Universe!
- New Bullying Prevention Directives from OSERS
- Those Tiger Moms
- Pursuing an Appeal When Public Benefits are Denied
- Digital Assets (Other Than Fingers and Toes)
- The Face of the Future?
- Children with Disabilities Have a Right to FAPE During Teacher Strikes
- Improvement Standard is No More
- Access to Sports for Children with Disabilities
- Recognizing Excellence
- My Visit to the Cleveland Sight Center
- Transferring the Transition Waiver
- Be the Fuel … Or Be the Generator (It Doesn’t Really Matter Which)
- November is National Family Caregivers Month
- My Experience at the Ohio SIBS Conference
- Special Needs Trusts: To Spend or Not to Spend?
- Are You a Person with a Disability?
- How to Keep from Navel-Gazing: The Value of Donating Your Time
- Issues for Unmarried Partners
- How to Create Meaning in Your Life
- Changes Ahead for "Dual Eligibles"
- Medicaid for Long-Term Nursing Home Care
- Choosing an Assisted Living Facility that is Right for Your Loved One
- A Mother's Day Tribute
- National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
- 'Cookie-Cutter' Estate Plans
- What's Going on at Red Treehouse
- Power of Attorney
- Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
- Sensory-Friendly Films
- But...Hey! I Wash My Face First!
- The Family Home: Is it in Jeopardy if I Turn to Medicaid for Help?
- Exercise Caution with Joint Accounts
- "Hope I Die Before I Get Old"
- Mediation Services
- Military Separation Papers
- Identifying a Care Provider for Your Loved One
- Too Much Stuff, Too Little Space
- OSEP Expands Enforcement of Special Education Rights
- Medicaid and Assisted Living
- Labor Omnia Vincit. (Virgil – Latin for “Hard Work Conquers All”)
- Ohio Trust Law News
- What is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and Why Does it Matter?
- Is Preparing Your Will Worse Than a Root Canal?
- CMS Approves Individual Option Waiver Amendment
- Gifts Ideas for Elders in Care Facilities
- U.S. Savings Bonds Options Upon Death
- The White House Monthly Disability Call
- The Beauty of Winter
- Making the Most of Your Doctor's Visit
- Federal Education Law Protects Gifted Students with Disabilities
- Health Care Reform and Families with Special Needs
- Monitoring Technology & Elder Care
- The Usual Bus Stop
- Veterans Benefits Factoid #2
- Choosing the Right Care for an Elder
- "Bereavement Exclusion" Exclusion
- Successfully Appealing Medicaid Waiver Service Reductions
- Ohio High Risk Pool
- ADA 20th Anniversary
- Home Health Care Workers
- Direct Deposit for Social Security Checks
- Respectful Disability Language
- Preparing for an Emergency
- Veterans Benefits Factoid #1
- The Doughnut Hole
- Computer Classes for Older Adults
- Summer Reading
- Thank You, Paralegals!
- Happy Mother's Day
- Children's Tylenol Recall
- Foreclosure Assistance
- Thank You, Administrative Professionals!
- A Vacation Destination for Families with Special Needs
- New Online Medicare Application
- Health Care Reform Legislation
- Voided Puerto Rican Birth Certificates
- A Chance Meeting
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
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