Do a search online and you can quickly find advertisements for websites and software that will help you prepare your own will and other legal documents. Some choose this option to save the legal fees. But is this being “penny wise but pound foolish”? Estate planning is as much
Last week I was sharing with you the most common scams that target the elderly. This week let’s talk about tips to help avoid these scams, provided courtesy of the National Council on Aging. Never sign blank insurance claim forms. Never give blanket permission to a medical provider to bill for
In the information age and with the explosion of technology have come fraud, theft and deception of various kinds. Elder fraud is the act of targeting older adults by attempting to deceive them with promises of goods, services or financial benefits that do not exist, were never intended to
This week I thought I would discuss some changes and trends that are - and in the future may - make it more difficult to qualify for two programs that provide critical benefits to pay for long term care, the VA’s Aid and Attendance and New Jersey’s Medicaid program.
A few weeks ago (1-11-16 post) I was discussing what happens to Social Security benefits when someone dies. Specifically I am talking about the entitlements of a surviving spouse. These benefits are commonly referred to as survivor benefits. Other family members, such as disabled children (provided the disability began before