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Health Care Powers of Attorney for ALS Patients

A strong power of attorney is indeed powerful for a condition like Alzheimer’s. But it may come as a surprise to learn that a good “basic” advance-directive document needs considerable supplementation when it comes to a dreadful illness like ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral...

What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

According to the US Census Bureau, more than 51 million Americans are currently aged 65 or older, and the number is steadily increasing while medical and technological advancements are allowing seniors to live longer and better lives than ever before. The expanding...

VA Increases Pension Benefit Rates for 2019

Veterans Pension Benefits have been given a Cost-of-Living-Adjustment for 2019. Basic Improved Pension Rates for 2019 The Basic Improved Pension is for wartime veterans that are 65 years old or disabled. Based on the veteran’s finances, a single veteran can...

VA Penalizes Veterans With New Rules — Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

VA Pension Benefits are cash payments available to some wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses who are disabled and/or have additional medical needs. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  recently set forth new eligibility requirements for applying. Those new...

Financial Benefits for Veterans and their Survivors

If you are a veteran, or if you are caring for one, it is important that you understand the many veterans’ benefits programs available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Financial support is often available to a a veteran, his or her spouse,...

Trump Signs Law Encouraging Reporting of Financial Elder Abuse

Financial elder abuse is a growing problem in our country. Financial institutions are often the first to witness elderly clients making unusual transactions that may be linked to a scam. Accordingly, on May 24, 2018, President Trump signed the Economic Growth,...