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Please feel free to contact us with questions, but the following links are a good starting point. Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities: https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/dd-community-based-services North Georgia Field Office: https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/regional-field-offices/region-1-field-office The crisis hotline number is: 1-800-715-4225

Read the article: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/29/congress-may-limit-medicare-part-b-premium-increase-for-2021-.html

Medicare enrollment periods, including special enrollment, is discussed at https://www.medicare.gov/blog/medicare-enrollment-period-2020 During the open enrollment period, you can: Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan. Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare. Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan. Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage […]

The following link is usually updaetd annually, but it includes all 2020 co-pays and deductibles. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and open specific links to see co-pays for certain services: https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/medicare-costs-at-a-glance

Medicare.gov has a page telling you which Medicare Supplement standardized plans offer which benefits. That page is located at https://www.medicare.gov/supplements-other-insurance/how-to-compare-medigap-policies. A note on that page states: “As of January 1, 2020, Medigap plans sold to new people with Medicare aren’t allowed to cover the Part B deductible. Because of this, Plans C and F are not available to people […]

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. For more information on the order, please visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/04/temporary-halt-in-residential-evictions-to-prevent-the-further-spread-of-covid-19external icon Form to determine whether you qualify: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/declaration-form.pdf Article about ban on evictions: https://www.naela.org/Web/About_Tab/Advocacy_and_Foundation/Advocacy/Updates/2020/September_2020/CDC.aspx?_zs=S9mSW1&_zl=SAD57

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this month introduced a new initiative that will incorporate law enforcement efforts with other federal agencies to address fraud schemes that target the elderly. The Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force will feature an amalgamation between the DOJ’s Consumer Protection Branch, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for six federal districts, the FBI, […]

Annuities are complex financial products which frequently earn the seller high commissions. Because commissions are high, salesmen frequently use high-presure tactics. A recent article in the Pittsburg Post Gazette discribes how many seniors are harmed by abusive sales tactics. “He never explained to us the penalties and fees we would have to pay,” Ms. Welsh […]

We’ve posted a new paper titled Legal Considerations for Older Adults, Special Needs Individuals and Family Caregivers: 2018. https://www.mcguffey.net/pdf/Legal_Considerations_for_Family_Caregivers.pdf

Hopefully, the answer is that it means nothing. However, religion has been used to justify intolerance since the dawn of time. An article describing historic discrimination of disabled persons concludes that virtually all major religions have, at one time or another, found a reason to relegate disabled persons to second class status. In Judaism, the source […]

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