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Long Term Care Planning - Old Saybrook CT

If you need assistance with long term care planning in Old Saybrook CT, call the professionals at Weatherby & Associates. There are many different eligibility criteria for medicaid. Did you know that medicaid pays for nursing home expenses for an… Read More
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Disability Advocates Applaud Landmark COVID-19 Relief Bill

In stark contrast to previous COVID-19 relief bills, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, contains numerous provisions specifically aimed at supporting people with disabilities.

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People with Disabilities are Still Being Largely Ignored in State COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Lists

People with developmental disabilities living outside of nursing homes haven't been prioritized in most states' vaccine rollouts. 

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Congress Eliminates SSDI Waiting Period for People with ALS

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- better known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- are now exempted from SSDI's five-month waiting period for benefits.

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An ABLE Account Could Be a Great Place for Your $1,400 Relief Payment

Recipients with disabilities who rely on government benefits may want to consider putting some or all of the $1,400 relief money into an ABLE account.

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The Durable Power of Attorney: Your Most Important Estate Planning Document

For most people, the durable power of attorney is the most important estate planning instrument available -- even more useful than a will. 

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How to Make Changes to Your Will

As life circumstances change (births, marriages, divorces, and deaths), it may become necessary to make changes to your will. 

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You Can Stretch the Gift Tax Limit by Paying for Education or Health Care

If you want to make a gift to family members but have exceeded the annual gifting limit, there is another way. Payments for a family member’s education or health care expenses are exempt from the gift tax. 

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Biden Administration Eases Recommended Restrictions on Nursing Home Visits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new guidance on whether families can visit loved ones in nursing homes. The guidance allows indoor visitation even when the resident has not been vaccinated. 

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How the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Aids Seniors

President Biden has signed the latest COVID-19 relief bill, which in addition to authorizing stimulus checks, funding vaccine distribution, and extending unemployment benefits, also provides assistance to seniors in a number of ways. 

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