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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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