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What’s an Annuity?
Annuity

What’s an Annuity?

A joint and survivor annuity provides lifetime income payments for an annuity owner and their survivor. You contribute a lump sum of money to the joint and survivor annuity and can usually start receiving income almost immediately.

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Prematurely Contesting A Parent’s Will
Cognitive Impairment

When Is A Guardianship Necessary?

A guardianship is a court-ordered relationship that is created to protect a person who is incapable of handling their estate or personal affairs. Guardianship law varies by state.

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What Is Needed In An Estate Plan Besides a Will?
Asset Protection

What Is Asset Protection Planning?

Asset protection planning is the process of building barriers around your assets, whether those assets are personal or business, to keep them safe from litigation, creditor claims, seizure and burdensome taxes.

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PACT Act Benefits
Elder Law

PACT Act Benefits

Veterans Affairs officials have already received nearly 113,000 new disability claims related to the sweeping toxic exposure legislation signed into law less than three months ago, an indication of the potential impact of the measure and the work ahead for the department.

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VA Benefits Proposal Affects All WWII Vets
Dementia

Links Between Depression And Dementia Risk

Depression has long been associated with an increased risk of dementia. A new study now provides evidence that timely treatment of depression could lower the risk of dementia in specific groups of patients.

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PACT Act Benefits
Aid & Attendance

The Size of the COLA for Vets This Year

Veterans and retirees will see an 8.7% cost-of-living increase in their Social Security benefits starting in December, the largest increase in 42 years, federal officials announced on Thursday.

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A Government Plan to Help Caregivers
Disability

A Government Plan to Help Caregivers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put forth a national strategy – the first of its kind – to support millions of family caregivers and address the challenges they face when caring for people with developmental disabilities or other health issues.

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Who Pays the Bills when Medicare Runs Out?
Elder Law

Who Pays the Bills when Medicare Runs Out?

No one planned that Mom or Dad would have to end up long term in a nursing home and they can’t afford the cost after Medicare payments run out.

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Low-Dose Aspirin And Risk of Fractures
Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

What Is Asset Protection Planning?

The practice of Elder Law has become increasingly popular since it was recognized as a …

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Impact of Joint Property Ownership When An Owner Dies
Assisted Decision Making Agreement

Less Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship

Although laws vary from state to state, every state requires that less restrictive alternatives be considered before invoking a guardianship. These might include such vehicles as limited guardianships, powers of attorney or assisted decision-making agreements.

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