Elder Law Newsletter – June 2018 Legal Update
Chambliss Elder Law Newsletter is a bi-monthly e-newsletter of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to seniors and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Jennifer Exum and other members of the Elder Law Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.
Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial
Keeping Things in Perspective – Elder Law Lessons from Family Folklore
by Peter Harrison, Attorney
Have you ever gotten so focused on one task, one single idea, that you forgot some other important thing? My grandfather grew up on a farm outside of a 400-person town in Johnson County, Georgia. As a little boy, I heard endless retellings of misadventures and tall tales that make up the family lore on hours-long trips to the old family homestead during the sweltering, long days of summer vacation. One particular tale relates to forgetting something important, and it involves my great-grandfather James (whom I never met), my grandfather, Hughel, and his brother, Harold. How much of the tale is truth, and how much has been embellished in the years since is unknown to me, but I’ll tell the story like I heard it.
Our tale begins in the last years of the Great Depression. Times were tight everywhere, of course, but James managed to acquire a new car that the family desperately needed on the farm. Being that it was a working farm and cash was not infinite, the car was put to work. At the time, a fox had been on a crime spree of sorts, working its way through henhouses in the area, and everyone had been on alert to guard against the villain striking their farm next. [Click to read the full story.]
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October 5, 2018
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More States Asking to Eliminate Retroactive Medicaid Benefits
Arizona and Florida are the latest states to request a waiver from the requirement that states provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients.
Seniors Often Must Fight for Medicare Home Health Benefits
Medicare is mandated to cover your home health benefits with no limit on the time you are covered. Unfortunately, few Medicare beneficiaries get the full level of service to which they are entitled.
New Brokerage Account Safeguards Aim to Protect Seniors From Financial Scams
New rules have been put in place to protect seniors with brokerage accounts from financial scams that could drain the accounts before anyone notices.
Finding the Best Retirement Calculators
Figuring out how much to save for retirement and when you can safely stop working can be difficult. A growing number of online retirement calculators, many of them free, are available to help.