Creating a living will ensures your future health care decisions and plans are respected. A living will is a legal document outlining medical treatment preferences and end-of-life care if you can't communicate or make decisions for yourself.
In 2023, seniors were happy to see their Medicare Part B standard monthly premiums and annual deductibles go down for the first time in more than a decade. Unfortunately, that's not the case for 2024, when these charges will be back on the rise.
By creating Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), individuals with long-lasting or terminal conditions can ensure they receive their desired treatment should their health decline.
In 2023, recipients of Social Security benefits saw the biggest increase in decades in their monthly checks. Although their payouts will indeed rise again in 2024, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be considerably more modest.
Someone who is incapacitated cannot make personal decisions or understand legal documents. An incapacitated person requires a surrogate decision-maker, such as an agent under a health care power of attorney or a guardian.
The SSA has overpaid billions of dollars in benefits to Social Security recipients. An overpayment occurs when Social Security gives you more money in a month than you should have gotten. What can you do when they want those payouts back?
If you are a senior on a fixed income, you may worry that you will not have the money to fill your fridge. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) exists to help people make ends meet.
Seniors and disabled citizens will receive more access to the Medicare Extra Help Program as of the beginning of 2024.
Preparing and organizing your financial information for when you are no longer capable will bring peace of mind to you today. At the same time, it may relieve your loved ones' burden in the future.
Many family circumstances can increase the risk of probate litigation. High-risk factors that often bring about probate litigation can include sibling rivalry, second marriages without a prenuptial agreement, and dysfunctional family dynamics.