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Effective January 1, 2024, the federal Supplemental Security Income payment amount will increase by 3.2 percent. The amounts paid to individuals and couples are below: Recipient Unrounded annual amounts for— Monthly amounts for 2024 2023 2024 a Eligible individual $10,970.44 $11,321.49 $943 Eligible couple 16,453.84 16,980.36 1,415 Essential person 5,497.80 5,673.73 472 Impact on Medicaid This […]

On October 12, 2023, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security and SSI payments will increase by 3.2% in 2024. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The 2024 SSI rate will be $943 for individuals and $1,415 for eligible couples. This […]

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Obviously, if you follow the law, get a license and have the event officiated, you’re married. See O.C.G.A. § 19-3-1 (Requiring parties able to contract, an actual contract and consummation according to law). And with marriage goes the benefits and liabilities. Although not a traditional case, Justice Kennedy concluded Obergfell v. Hodges with the following […]

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In McGee v. State Dep’t of Health Care Servs., 2023 Ca. App. LEXIS 409 (Cal. Ct. App., 3d Dist. 5/24/2023), Diana McGee established a special needs trust under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1396p(d)(4)(A). This followed a malpractice action and settlement. Dianna suffered from short bowel syndrome, which impaired her ability to care for […]

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July 18, 2011 Paul A. Kryglik, Director Office of Regulations Social Security Administration 6401 Security Blvd Baltimore, MD 21235 Re: Program Operations Manual System SI 1120.220, cash loans Dear Director Kryglik: I am requesting a ruling from your office on an issue involving Program Operations Manual System (POMS) SI 1120.220, cash loans, with respect to […]

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As of this writing, the following pooled trusts are authorized by the Department of Community Health to provide trust services in Georgia: Georgia Community/Trust/Bobby Dodd Institute Anita Gardner Decatur, GA 404.809.2914 Anchor For Special Needs, Inc. Annie Warner Cincinnati, OH 844.526.2467 Advocates and Guardians for the Elderly & Disabled (AGED) Thad A. Joseph Longwood, FL 888-277-1826 The Center […]

ABLE Accounts

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The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2013 (S. 313/H.R.647) was introduced in the 113th Congress by a bipartisan group of Congressional Champions that included Sens. Robert Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC), and Reps. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Pete Sessions (R-TX). The ABLE […]

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The Medicaid Spousal Impoverishment allowances are updated annually. Below are some of the annual allowance figures we’ve saved. The most current figures are usually posted here. 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 1998 – 2011

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the 2023 SSI and Spousal Impoverishment Standards. Among the highlights are the following: Community Spouse Resource Allowance: $148,620 Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $3,715.50 Income Cap: $2,742 (used to deterine whether a QIT is needed) Individual SSI rate: $914

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