The federal government imposes big disability overpayment bills on recipients when it finds they’ve earned too much, prompting some to leave the workforce, according to a study.
ABLE accounts and special needs trusts can accomplish the same goals, but each has its advantages and limitations. The best approach, depending on the beneficiary, may be to use them in [...]
The amount you can gift without filing a tax return is increasing to $16,000 in 2022, the first increase since 2018. The federal estate tax exclusion is also climbing to more than $12 million [...]
The $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill recently signed into law by President Biden will release billions to make more stations ADA-compliant.
My mom needs Medicaid for a possible future stay in a nursing home. She has not given any of her children power of attorney, and she [...]
The Biden administration is moving forward with a Trump-era pilot program that would hand over the care of millions of Medicare beneficiaries to private, mostly for-profit, groups.
Elder law and estate planning serve two different--but equally vital--functions. The main difference is that elder law is focused on preserving your assets during your lifetime, while estate [...]
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is giving people who have their SSI benefits suspended or reduced more time to appeal, in recognition of the hurdles and delays caused by the COVID-19 [...]
Anyone who gifted assets within five years of applying for Medicaid may be subject to a penalty period, but that penalty can be reduced or eliminated if the assets are returned.