The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged long-term care facilities. In response, many states have moved to shield nursing homes, and in some cases assisted living facilities, from lawsuits related [...]
Seniors and Adults with Special Needs Who Are Claimed as Dependents Will Not Get Coronavirus Relief Payment
Not everyone will get the relief payment the federal government is sending out in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among those left out include seniors and adults with special needs who [...]
Some Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Are Snatching Residents’ Pandemic Relief Checks, FTC Warns
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning residents of long-term care facilities and their families that some facilities may unlawfully require residents who are on Medicaid to sign over [...]
Retirement account owners, many of whose retirement balances have been pummeled by a stock market drop due to the coronavirus pandemic, do not have to take mandatory withdrawals this year.
The closure of Social Security offices has caused problems and worries for recently unemployed seniors who need to apply for Medicare after losing their employer coverage. In response, the [...]
If you are already receiving Social Security, are you also eligible for full unemployment benefits? Until recently, the answer was not necessarily.
Despite Pandemic’s Toll, Federal Government Proposes Loosening Infection Control Regulations for Nursing Homes
The federal government is moving forward with regulations that would relax infection control requirements in nursing homes even while the coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed long-term care [...]
Access to affordable medical care is especially important during a global health crisis. You should be aware that federal law prevents the states from terminating Medicaid benefits while the [...]
In the wke of the coronavirus pandemic, some 150 million Americans received economic relief payments, including potentially millions of deceased individuals. After weeks of silence, the IRS [...]
You may need to reevaluate some elements of your estate plan in light of the coronavirus pandemic. There are unique aspects of this crisis that your current estate planning documents may not [...]