Estate and Elder Law

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A Recent Study on How to Outsmart Social Security
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Marc J. Soss

A savvy Sarasota or Bradenton Florida retiree can maximize their Social Security benefits by choosing to begin payments at just the right time. Eligible Sarasota and Bradenton residents who turn 62 this year must wait until age 66 to begin receiving full... Read More

Fourth Circuit Splits from Ninth and Third Circuits in Refusing to Award Social Security Surviving Child Benefits to Posthumously Conceived Child
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by Travis Burchart

Last week, the Fourth Circuit refused to define a posthumously conceived child, whose parentage was undisputed, as a "child" for the sake of surviving child benefits. Instead, the court looked to state intestacy laws to determine benefits entitlement... Read More

2010 Elder Law Numbers
Posted on 13 Mar 2010 by Sandra L. Smith

There are several figures of interest to seniors and their families for 2010. They include long-term care spousal standards, annual gift tax exclusion rates, long-term care premium deductibility limits, and Social Security benefit changes. The Center... Read More

Medicare Costs More For Some Beneficiaries
Posted on 4 Mar 2010 by Andrew H. Hook, CELA, CFP®

The January 8, 2010, issue of the Oast & Hook News discussed Medicare premiums for 2010, and stated that some beneficiaries would pay higher part B premiums in 2010. Most beneficiaries will not see an increase in 2010 because of the Social Security... Read More

A Recent Study on How to Outsmart Social Security
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Marc J. Soss

A savvy Sarasota or Bradenton Florida retiree can maximize their Social Security benefits by choosing to begin payments at just the right time. Eligible Sarasota and Bradenton residents who turn 62 this year must wait until age 66 to begin receiving full... Read More

Compassionate Allowance Initiative
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 by Ramsey Bahrawy

Did you know that today as many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's Disease? A disease which destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior, severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life... Read More

Fourth Circuit Splits from Ninth and Third Circuits in Refusing to Award Social Security Surviving Child Benefits to Posthumously Conceived Child
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by Travis Burchart

Last week, the Fourth Circuit refused to define a posthumously conceived child, whose parentage was undisputed, as a "child" for the sake of surviving child benefits. Instead, the court looked to state intestacy laws to determine benefits... Read More

Compassionate Allowance Initiative
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 by Ramsey Bahrawy

Did you know that today as many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's Disease? A disease which destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior, severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life... Read More