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Quick Facts 2023

Elder Law Quick Facts for 2023: Updated Medicaid and VA Numbers

By Miles Hurley | January 17, 2023

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. 2023 updated Medicaid and VA numbers are below.…

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Financial Relief is Here for Seniors

By Miles Hurley | January 3, 2023

Happy New Year! After another tumultuous year of supply chain disruptions, high inflation and grocery prices, retirees will welcome some financial relief with an increase in their social security checks. Social Security Check Increase Social Security beneficiaries will receive an incredible 8.7 percent increase in their monthly checks in 2023. This is the largest cost…

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The different parts of Medicare

The different parts of Medicare

By Miles Hurley | October 11, 2022

Fall…leaves changing, pumpkin spiced treats, and…. Medicare open enrollment! Most of the seniors we serve are covered by Medicare but scratch their heads when trying to decipher what the different “parts” of Medicare cover, how to enroll, and what the costs are. What are the “parts” of Medicare and what does each cover?  Part A…

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Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia, Y’all!

By Miles Hurley | February 8, 2022

Have you or a loved one recently moved to Georgia? Many people move to our lovely state for the lower cost of living and favorable climate. But often, it is also to be closer to family and caregivers. Just prior to or after moving to Georgia, it is important to review your existing legal documents.…

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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…

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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…

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New Medicare ID Cards

By Miles Hurley | 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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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