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“Multiple nonprofits serving people with disabilities are receiving an unprecedented and unexpected influx of cash as part of a massive wave of donations from the billionaire ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.” See remainder of article at https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2021/01/04/amazon-billionaire-transformational-gifts-disability-nonprofits/29133/ Sign up for more news at https://www.disabilityscoop.com/  

There are many ways to approach financial planning and estate planning, but the one I believe in most is stewardship. Everything I own belongs to God, which means I should hold it with an open hand. That does not mean that everything God has given to me should be used for charity or for a […]

Recently it has become apparent that salesmen are attempting to lock individuals into long-term contracts for services that may or may not be useful in the future. As technology advances and competition increases, prices fall. Before you buy a long-term contract, review the product and review the litiature about the product to ensure that you’re […]

“Abuse happens every day and takes many forms. But vulnerable older Americans are among the easiest targets for this misconduct, especially those who are women, have disabilities and rely on others for care. By one estimate, elder abuse affects as much as ten percent of the population older than 60, and many cases go unreported – as many as 13 of every 14 […]

1. You can claim Social Security if you were born in 1959 or older2. You may not be eligible for Medicare 3. You should have at least a year’s worth of expenses in cash 4. You’ll need a withdrawal strategy for your savings Full article: https://www.fool.com/retirement/2020/12/06/retiring-in-2021-4-things-you-need-to-know/

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over the Trump administration’s push for Medicaid work requirements, though the issue could be moot when President-elect Joe Biden takes office. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/medicaid/528879-supreme-court-to-hear-case-on-trumps-push-to-impose-medicaid

A friend of mine, Shirley Whitenack, was recently quoted in an article discussing the ABLE Act and how it can be used to save money while becoming eligible for Medicaid. In Georgia, we call ABLE Act accounts “Stable” Accounts. To be eligible for a Stable account, an individual must be someone who developed their disability before […]

FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS  In recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2020), we present estimates from the 2015–2016 National Study of Long–Term Care Providers (NSLTCP). (Note that starting in January 2020, NSLTCP was renamed the National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study (NPALS).) In 2016, 56.5% of residents […]

Listed at the following link are basic costs for people with Medicare. If you want to see and compare costs for specific health care plans, visit the Medicare Plan Finder. https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/medicare-costs-at-a-glance Medicare Plan Finders: https://www.medicare.gov/plan-compare/#/?lang=en&year=2021

Nursing home administrators from across Georgia on Monday shared similar stories with Gov. Brian Kemp about the biggest challenge they have been struggling with throughout the pandemic: finding and keeping enough staff to care for their vulnerable residents. “There is a fatigue with our staff right now,” said Mark R. Todd, president and CEO of […]

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