General News Sources: Getting the Most from Social Security (NYT – subscription required) The average retiree spends 30% of their Social Security income on health care Governor Mills of Maine) Releases Historic Elder Justice Roadmap Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers free virtual memory screenings How car sensors monitor Alzheimer’s disease A document checklist for family […]

In Moore v. Noogle, (N.D. GA Case No. 1:19-CV-3296-TWT, 1/24/2022), the Court heard from James Moore and John Panuska, both of whom were injured in seperate motor vehicle collisions. Each had a special needs trust and each applied for newly approved, but not yet implemented, “skilled nursing hourly” benefit under Georgia Medicaid’s ICWP waiver. Delays […]

NOTE: If you have a Georgia corporation or limited liability company, your annual return is due by April 1, 2022. General News Sources: Dog Aging Project is looking for more participants National Black (African American) History Month: February 2022 (Census) Tricare coverage and Medicare explained Growing elder populations require more services, awareness NAIC Comments on […]

Aged, blind, or disabled individual means an individual who— (A) is 65 years of age or older, is blind (as determined under paragraph (2)), or is disabled (as determined under paragraph (3)), and (B) (i) is a resident of the United States, and is either (I) a citizen or (II) an alien lawfully admitted for […]

Medicare covers treatment that is medically reasonable and necessary during a benefit period. Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to 90 days of coverage per benefit period (although each Medicare beneficiary has a 60 day lifetime reserve that can be used to extend coverage). The skilled nursing facility coverage provided through Medicare Part A (following a qualifying […]


General News Sources: Justice Stephen Breyer announces Retirement What Assets Should Be Included in Your Trust? Facebook parent Meta creates powerful AI supercomputer Make a Plan for Your Parents’ Care Family members as caregivers Social Security: How to get your new baby’s social security number School Choice and the Mental Illness Epidemic The 4 Phases […]

In Estate of Jeffcoat, 2021 Ga. App. LEXIS 554 (2021), Eleisha Pate filed a Petition to Probate the Will of Rhonda Jeffcoat, her mother. Pate was the named Executor. However, evidence in the Probate Court showed that Pate and her half-sister, Shauna Jeffcoat, could not get along. As a result, the Probate Court found Pate […]

In Wilbur v. Floyd, 353 Ga. App. 864 (2020), Jeffrey Wilbur, on behalf of himself and as the executor of Gwen Wilbur’s estate, appealed summary judgment in favor of his sister, Patricia Floyd. Wilbur argued the trial court (1) erred in concluding that (a) the mother’s will was not valid because the attestation page was […]

Tennessee recently enacted 2021 Tenn. Pub. Acts. 420 (shown below) in an attempt to help Tennessee become a top trust jurisdiction. Among other changes to the trust code, this new law decreases the statute of limitations for creditors filing claims against the trust from two years to 18 months. Articles and Pages: Tennessee Trust Bill […]

(Current as of January 25, 2022) Attorneys are certified as Certified Elder Law Attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. NELF lists the criteria for being certified on its website at the following link: Qualifications Summary. The following Florida attorneys have been certified by NELF: Vicki Joiner Bowers Bowers and Associates, PA 6789 Southpoint Pkwy, Ste 300 […]

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