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Cost of Living Increase Impacts Medicaid Income Eligibility

Friday, 04 January 2019 00:00

moneyOn January 1, 2019, the Social Security Administration adjusted benefits upward by 2.8 percent.  The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries.  Increased payments to more than 8 million Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries brings the maximum monthly benefit from $750 per month in 2018 to $771 per month in 2019.  For individuals who need nursing home care or long-term care in the community and are seeking Medicaid, this means that

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Resource for Caregivers

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:39

red alertWe have all heard of “Amber” alerts.  They are messages regarding missing or abducted children and are intended to alert us in the event we have any information regarding the missing child’s whereabouts.  Perhaps we’ve received them as texts, emails, or voice mails.  Maybe we’ve seen them on billboards as we’re driving.  The intent is to use the public’s help to locate the missing child as quickly as possible.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association has a very similar program to identify individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.  The program is called MedicAlert + Safe Return.  It is a 24-hour, nationwide, emergency response service.  More information regarding this important service and how to access can be found here.

 

- Posted by Attorney Elena Lidrbauch 

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Ohio Legislators Enhance Protections of Seniors and Adults With Disabilities

Monday, 16 April 2018 08:11

Couple2Laws protecting seniors and adults with disabilities in the state of Ohio will get a boost in September, when new rules that strengthen existing adult protective services statutes take effect.

The new provisions cover a wide range of situations, and are expected to help an increasing number of vulnerable adults. Some highlights of note:

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Tougher FINRA Rules: A New Tool to Fight Financial Exploitation of Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Monday, 19 February 2018 09:18

moneyThe Securities and Exchange Commission has just enhanced the protection for seniors and adults with disabilities who may be subject to financial abuse. Earlier this month, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an independent regulator that protects investors and regulates financial brokers and dealers, released new rules intended to block unauthorized withdrawals and other disbursements from the accounts of vulnerable adults.

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