Social Security

Elder Orphan

Gray Divorce Can Impact Public Benefits

By Miles Hurley | September 7, 2021

Gray divorces, divorces involving spouses over the age of 50, have hit an all-time high in our country. Last week we shared some advice on estate planning needs when divorcing. This week we will help you figure out how a gray divorce can impact public benefits such as social security, nursing home Medicaid and VA…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Medicaid Eligibility Changes – 2021

By Miles Hurley | January 19, 2021

Elder Law Quick Facts At the beginning of each year, there are changes in the eligibility requirements for Medicaid and benefit amounts for VA Aid and Attendance.  This is because these numbers change with each Social Security change, and Social Security changes go into effect on January 1st of each year. 1.3% increase in Social…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

New Medicare ID Cards

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 13, 2018

Preventing identity theft is the purpose of the new Medicare ID cards. Because a person’s Social Security number is currently on Medicare ID cards, this number, (used by Social Security Administration, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, state Medicaid agencies, health care providers and health plans), is subject to misuse in the hands of an unscrupulous person.…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Social Security Increases in 2018

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 16, 2017

A cost-of-living increase of 2 percent has been announced by the Social Security Administration. Approximately one in five Americans will receive the cost of living benefit in 2018 which is more than 70 million U. S. residents; these include Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees.  The COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) of 2…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Social Security Increase

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 16, 2017

A cost-of-living increase of 2 percent has been announced by the Social Security Administration. Approximately one in five Americans will receive the cost of living benefit in 2018 which is more than 70 million U. S. residents; these include Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees.  The COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) of 2…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

New Medicare Cards

By Hurley Elder Care Law | September 8, 2017

To protect Medicare recipients from fraud and identity theft, new Medicare cards will no longer have Social Security numbers on them. The new cards will automatically be mailed to all 58 million current beneficiaries beginning in April of 2018. The new cards will feature a randomly assigned Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) made up of 11…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Social Security Favors the Rich

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 27, 2016

The difference in life span between the rich and poor contributes to unequal distribution of social security.

Read More

Subscribe to our blog and monthly newsletter.

Subscribe to blog and newsletter

First Name
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.