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Social Security Q&A Part 20

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Question: Is it true I can save about $4,900 per year if I qualify for Social Security’s Extra Help with the Medicare prescription drug program? Answer: Yes. If your income and resources meet the requirements, you can save nearly $4,900 in prescription costs each year. Resource limits for 2018 are $14,100 (or $28,150 if you are married … Continue reading Social Security Q&A Part 20

Mental Health Stigmas

By Ryan Schofield, Legal Intern and Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of Client Assistance at Elder Law of Michigan What do you imagine would be the reaction to someone discussing their mental health issues openly 50 years ago? Was it, “What are you, some kind of loon?” Or possibly, “You’re going to see a shrink?” While some people may have been receptive to discussing mental health, … Continue reading Mental Health Stigmas

Self Employment and Social Security

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Many people enjoy the independence of owning and operating their own small business. If you’re a small business owner, you know that you have additional financial responsibilities when reporting your taxes. A part of this is paying into Social Security. Most people who pay into Social Security work for an employer. Their employer deducts Social Security taxes … Continue reading Self Employment and Social Security

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Joan Ilardo

By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan On August 7, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Joan Ilardo with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for her elder abuse prevention work. The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to advocate for, educate, and … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Joan Ilardo

National Safety Month

By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan June is National Safety Month. This is an important month to review safety precautions, especially for seniors. I am speaking from experience because when you reach a certain age, your mind may tell you to: climb that ladder, shovel snow (non-stop), carry that two-cubit bag of mulch/topsoil, or drive nine straight hours with the last leg … Continue reading National Safety Month

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Delta Township District Library

By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan On August 7, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Delta Township District Library with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for their elder abuse prevention work. The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to advocate for, … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Delta Township District Library

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Gary Bauer

By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan On August 7, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Gary Bauer with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for his elder abuse prevention work. The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to advocate for, educate, and … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Gary Bauer